If you book it, they will come.
Orange residents heeded the call and came on down to the Orange Fairgrounds Saturday night, Sept. 1, for what was billed as an amazing concert … and amazing it was.
The band “British Invasion” had the audience rocking in their seats and up on their feet for three incredible sets of music: 1. The British; 2. America’s answer to the Brits and finally 3. The Beatles.
Although the band members don’t pretend to be the modern day version of the Beatles or any other ’60s era group, they were close enough in sound to transport the audience back to the early days when Mick Jagger was considered
“the cute one.”
The audience was so into the music, that some could swear they heard a girl singing a part in the Mamas and Papas “California Dreamin.’”
First Selectman Jim Zeoli said he was pleased with the turn-out. “It’s everything we’d hoped it would be. Everyone is enjoying the music, but the nice thing is, if you look out on the field, you’ll see all the kids playing — close enough to be seen but none of the parents are panicking wondering what their kids are up to.”
Throughout the evening, people were seeking out Rocky Salperto from the Orange Town News, who sponsored the concert, wanting to give him a hug or simply thank him for the amazing evening.
The Orange Lions Club even had a good night as they sold popcorn under the gazebo and the Amity Teen Center, which had its start in the town of Orange benefited from the $5 parking donations it collected at the entrance.
Who knew it would take the British Invasion to bring the best out of this all-American town?