Double Axel to play at Waddington concert series
WADDINGTON -- The Waddington Concert Series 2019 will present local favorites Double Axel Friday, July 19, for a 3-hour show, from 6:30-9:30 p.m., at the pavilion in Island View Park overlooking the St. Lawrence River.
A Potsdam “Fun Band” of the past playing favorite tunes since 1971.“We don’t really have to do this anymore,” said original member and current drummer Alex Vangellow. “We choose to do it.”
“The biggest reason we still do it is because people still have a good time when we play,” he said.
“If that didn’t happen, it wouldn’t be worth it,” said another of the original band members, Rob Zolner, who mainly plays keyboards and guitar these days.
Bassist Frank Johns, also a Double Axel member for all 40 years, is a retired teacher now, but he recalls one of the main reasons he has stuck with it so long.
“There was this thing I realized when I was teaching. When the weekends came, and we were playing Friday or Saturday or both, the gigs would recharge my batteries and I could go back to school on Monday ready to go.” And he still gets a charge out of it all, he said.
Series concerts are free, but donations are welcome to support future shows.
The concert will be held rain or shine.
Seaway Trail Auto Sales/Car Wash and Premier Self Storage are sponsoring the event.