USO show

20 09 2008

Good Gracious! It is the weekend again!

This is like the lost weekend for me. On Friday, (was that only yesterday?) I went to Camp Lejune to work on One Tree Hill. The production of OTH hosted a USO concert for the Marines there. Three bands played – Angels and Airways, Enation and Kate Vogel Band.One of the actresses on the show, Bethany Joy Galeotti, has a lovely voice too. She and her friend, Amber, also sang a couple of songs. Approximately 3,000 Marines and their friends and family came to the base to enjoy the free outdoor concert.

This photo was just the warm up. The concert did not start until it got dark.

USO concert

USO concert

Many folks had their pictures taken with some of the cast members and some of the bands. I was very happy to have played just a small part in honoring our USMC. The concert was a big hit!

My friend Julie is a little older than me. Back in the day, we attended concerts of Ike and Tina Turner, Joe Cocker, Jethro Tull and Led Zeppelin just to name a few. We were standing back stage and looking out at the audience and the festivities  when she said, out loud, the exact thing that I was thinking at that moment. “Oh look, funnel cakes!” In case there was any doubt, we were the two old ladies at a rock concert! Two old, ADD ladies as a matter of fact.

After the two hour concert, the company began filming some scenes for the show. I did not arrive home until 4AM this morning!

And, YES. I did eat a whole funnel cake all by myself. I felt gross after that.



2 responses

22 09 2008
Judy Pitchford

Hi Connie – You and your friend were not the only “old” ladies there, for I was there also. As the President of the USO of NC, please allow me to extend a sincere thank you for all the efforts on everybody’s part to make this concert and filming such a great event for our troops here in eastern NC.

And you are right, eating a whole funnel cake makes you just feel like barfing. I stopped eating them years ago. The secret is to get a couple of friends to share them with you! Nibbling on them will allow you to truely enjoy the sin of them.

Judy Pitchford


23 09 2008

You and Julie did an amazing job with everyone there! Plus, it was just rad to hang out with you. 🙂

And, a whole funnel cake? girl….what happened to your food accountability buddy?


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