Rockstorm 2010 Nha Trang
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Around 3:30 in the afternoon music began to vibrate from April 2 Square along the beach, good western-style rock music. I finished my iced coffee, paid the 5,000 VND tab, then pedaled around the corner to check it out. I had seen the stage being assembled over the past few days at the north end of the square near the lotus-shaped Tourist Center tower. It was much bigger and better equipped than those set up for the Christmas, New Year, and Tet holidays with larger speakers, light racks, and five big video screens (back to back on either side of a center-stage screen). A smaller, covered platform housed sound mixing equipment, video cameras, spotlights, and seating for special guests or ticket buyers. A band was rehearsing to tune and adjust the equipment. Their music resonated loud and clear for quarter of a mile or more.
I returned in the evening.
When Recycle took the stage, I recognized them as the band that was practicing this afternoon. After they did several upbeat songs, Minh Thu, the only solo female performer, sang more great tunes; one in English, another in Vietnamese.
The crowd progressively thickened so I made my way along the beach to the opposite end of the square.