What a fun night it was at the San Diego County Fair on Friday June 28th. We took the Plaza stage at 9:00pm and it was pure unadulterated electricity until we left and hour and a half later. We could not have asked for a better crowd. They were hootin’ and hollerin’ and dancing the entire time.
Groove Factory had another stellar night at Goody’s Tavern in downtown San Clemente. A great enthusiastic crowd danced all night long. Things really got going when a party bus of disco divas rolled in and I mean literally rolled in on roller skates. Roller girls, Afros and sequins lit up the room. So what were we to do? Pump out some disco jams of course. Below is a small sample of what you missed.
It’s that time of year, summers here and so is the San Diego County Fair. This year Groove Factory will be performing twice at the fair. On Friday June 21st at the Showcase stage from 9:00pm to 10:30pm and on Friday June 28th at the Plaza Stage from 9:00pm to 10:30pm. Work off those deep fried snicker bars and Twinkies by dancing to a hit packed set of everyone’s favorite dance music.
Groove Factory headed up to Long Beach last Saturday to rock out at the Original Lobster Festival. Fittingly, our band colors just happened to match those of a cooked lobster. Props to us?
Sadly, it didn’t occur to us to learn the actual song Rock Lobster for this gig. But … I guess we’ll just have to save that for next year.
Photos by Melissa Hong and Joe McGowan
Victoria and Nathan tied the knot on September 1st, 2018. Groove Factory was honored to be there to help them celebrate their wedding day.
So what song did we open with? Celebration, of course.
All we have to say is … Wow, do Victoria and Nathan have some awesome dancer friends. Their rug-cutting was so spectacular that my camera couldn’t even capture them properly. Check out the pics below to see what we mean.
Congratulations, Victoria and Nathan! We hope you had an unforgettable wedding, and thank you for having us.
Groove Factory barreled through the Orange Curtain last Saturday, as we headed up to the Santa Ana Zoo to play at their annual Zoofari fundraiser. Black ties and evening gowns were on full display, but that didn’t stop people from dancing up a storm.
We’d like to think we had something to do with that …
Unfortunately, our very own Sascha wasn’t able to make this show (we think she was still hung over from her birthday craziness), but we were stoked to have Miko Reed filling in.
Ultimately, the event was bittersweet for Groove Factory, as it marked Jedi’s last gig with us. It’s been a pleasure working with you, Jedi, and may we meet again onstage at some point.
Our very own Cherry Bomb celebrated her 25th birthday on August 11th. Freeze Frame played an epic six-hour set at the Temecula Wine and Beer Garden that evening, and we made sure Cherry was plenty bombed by the end of the night.
Happy birthday, Sascha … er, Blueberry … I mean, Cherry!
Photos by Reina Licitra, Sheri Mabry, and Dennis Hong. Check out more pics on our Facebook page.
The Lake Murray Fireworks and Musicfest returned for its second year in a row, so we got to rock out as Freeze Frame on the 4th of July!
Photos by Melissa Hong
Groove Factory made its San Clemente debut on May 18, at Goody’s Tavern. What started out as a quiet, laid-back bar soon turned into an all-out dance party. We were happy to keep the crowd going into the wee hours of the night.
Okay … I mean … for Orange County, “wee hours of the night” = 1:30 AM.
But still, a great time was had by all, and we look forward to playing at Goody’s again on August 31st! Check out our calendar for more details.