One of the major Epcot Food and Wine Festival events that's free to all with park admission is the Eat to the Beat concert series. 16 different artists will appear this year ranging in musical genre from the Beach Boys to Chubby Checker to Starship to Jon Secada.
Three concerts are held each evening during the festival in the American Gardens outdoor theatre.
If you are a big Al Stewart fan, I suggest you read no further and just enjoy the photos.
On Friday night, September 28th, this year's Eat to the Beat concert series opened with a very indifferent British singer-songwriter Al Stewart. Quite frankly, he seemed bothered to be there.
Al sang familiar songs like Year of the Cat, Time Passages, and On the Border. Most of his "hits" that were popular in the US, he introduced by saying things like, I never cared for this song or I'm only playing this because it was a hit, or You are expecting me to play this so I am. Gee, didn't that make the audience "get into it!" Not.
Several times during the evening his remarks entered into the "political" zone. I've been attending concerts for decades and know that many concerts include the artist stating their particular political views but it is not something I expect at a Disney venue. I come to Disney to be entertained and escape "the real world", not listen to a political vent (whether I happen to agree or not).
The one very redeeming factor of the entire concert was the incredible flute/saxaphone player. He stole the show and deservedly so! I have searched online and can't find his name. If anyone reading this knows, please let me know.
The previous post in this blog was Epcot's 25th Rededication Ceremony - Part 2.
The next post in this blog is Epcot Food and Wine Festival Souvenirs.