Beach Haven Saturday Concert Should Be Walk in the Park for Rave-Ons


JUST LIKE BUDDY HOLLY: The general performance will be the ultimate one underneath the tent ahead of they split it down for winter season. (Provided Photograph)
The common locally-centered band the Rave-Ons will return to Surflight Theatre on Saturday, Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $39.50 and might be acquired on-line at surflight.org, by cellphone at 609-492-9477, or at the Seaside Haven box office.
Really they’ll perform a clearly show crammed with hits from the 1950s and 1960s in the huge best tent Surflight erected for the summer season in Beach Haven’s Veterans Memorial Park, catty-corner from the theater. It will be the last overall performance of any kind in the huge best, now that autumn has arrived and temperatures cool down in the evening.
Thankfully, the predicted low temperature on Saturday night time is 67 degrees, so the audience and band members will not be struggling. And the Rave-Ons figured out a very little little bit about struggling, or at least inconvenience, previously this calendar year.
In the center of March the band flew to South The usa for what was meant to be a a person-week gig on a cruise ship. The Rave-Ons entrance male, Todd Meredith, preferred not to mention the identify of the ship or the cruise line, understandably not seeking to threaten prospects of future work, but he did say the cruise was supposed to go from Chile to Peru, with a prepared quit in Santiago, Argentina to decide on up extra passengers. But if you recall, cruise ships had been a person of the initially epicenters of the COVID-19 pandemic. Several countries refused to allow ships, primarily international-flagged ships, dock.
The ship the Rave-Ons were on ran into the trouble. They weren’t permitted to dock in South The united states.
The ship’s captain, mentioned Meredith, attempted to discover a South American country that would make it possible for his ship to dock, spending “four to five” days in the exertion. He was unsuccessful.
So the one-week cruise turned into a a few-week cruise as the ship experienced to sail to San Diego so passengers could disembark – an unexpected convert of situations for the Rave-Ons.
“We had to do 4 or 5 (authentic) exhibits that weren’t in the contract,” stated Meredith.
The major difficulty was the band’s common guitar participant could not make the cruise so Meredith’s cousin loaded in. He had uncovered all the music on the band’s unique set record, reported Meredith, but now had to master new kinds so the band could complete new displays. 
“He was a trouper,” reported Meredith, who extra the cruise and planning more functions was “sort of exciting but intense.”
Meredith mentioned no passengers exhibited symptoms of COVID-19 throughout the cruise, and passengers’ spirits remained higher.
“People had been seriously not that concerned, to be truthful.”
It could have been worse, reported Meredith. The band was authorized to go away the ship in San Diego, but lots of men and women – international nationals and crew customers – had been trapped in quarantine on the ship for an extra thirty day period.
So, the live performance in Veterans Memorial Park really should be, uh, a walk in the park for the Rave-Ons.  —R.M.
 

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