Bayfront Blues Fest and the Story Behind 5 Seat Markers

Updated: 08/09/2014 6:41 PM
Created: 08/09/2014 5:05 PM
By: Julie Kruse
Twitter: JulieMKruse

Reporter Julie Kruse spent Saturday at the 26th annual Bayfront Blues Festival to answer one question: what is up with all those seat markers?

She got the scoop on the following five markers:

  1. Doll: A man found it in a dumpster and said "that is not the way to treat your baby." Now he brings it to Blues Fest and Moondance Jam.
  2. Martini Glass: The woman thought the glass represented class and so does the festival. She thought it it fit the motif of the event.
  3. Parrot: The man said he had to have it once he saw the spinning tail.
  4. Turtle: They randomly bought it six years ago, and the group adds something new every year. They have matching turtle jewelry to go with it.
  5. Flamingo: They named it Pink Floyd as it represents the atmosphere at Bayfront. They also made wacky hats.

Photographer: Jamie Merideth

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