Monday, July 31, 2006
Yesterday, the family headed east across the Ole Mighty Miss to the Old Cahokia Courthouse. The 13th annual Old Time Music Fete was in full swing by the time we arrived. I had never been to the Fete but it was my understanding that it, maybe because of its relationship with DJ's at KDHX, drew lots of lively people from both sides of the river to sit around and watch the live music on the porch of the Courthouse. Not this year. Maybe it was the lack of alcoholic beverages or the scorching temperatures (it was over one hundred degrees) but the crowd was small and less than enthusiastic. Still, the Fete had some so-so musical acts--mostly bluegrass and old-time country bands...oh and cloggers--and managed to capture that old-timey feel.