When blues-funk-classic rock band the Blue Olives, rolled into the Tang’s parking lot on the Skidmore College campus on Friday night, the audience was already waiting for them on the roof of the museum.
The slightly embarrassed group members, their equipment and a few last-minute stragglers rode up together to the third floor to quickly set up in the unique open-air performance space.
Within minutes the band members were behind their mics and ready to perform. It may have seemed a bit unprofessional of them to be late, but as lead guitarist Dave Turner explained to the audience, they had just driven 18 hours straight from Wisconsin to make the gig.
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