Photo by Trisha Walker
Anya Patton, of Hood River, and daughter Siva, 5, dance to Cripple Hop’s encore cover of Jimi Hendrix’s Voodoo Child Sunday at Waterfront Park. A large crowd gathered for the dual performances of Toy Gun Conspiracy and Cripple Hop at the first-ever Hood River Waterfront Park Celebration.
Waterfront Park drew a large crowd Sept. 7 for Hood River Waterfront Park Association’s celebration of the newly completed two-tiered amphitheater, the last phase in the park’s development. Local bands Toy Gun Conspiracy and Cripple Hop performed in the first-ever organized concert at the amphitheater.
“The sound system handled the light wind well, and the view of sailboats, windsurfers and kiters added another element of entertainment,” said Waterfront Community Park Association chair and park co-founder Ann Frodel in an email.
“The comments we received were positive and the jibe was happy. It was nice to see many of the folks who have worked on various stages of the Park to come out and see the fruits of their labor.”
The event was so well received that there is talk of making it an annual event, she said. “In the meantime, we are looking forward to other concerts and performances next summer.”