On September 3, Temple City’s weekly summer concerts in the park, which began on June 25, drew to an exciting close with a rousing performance from the classic rock band, “The Answer”.
The group consists of bassist and lead singer Van Mosley, guitarist Jim Searing, keyboardist David Slater, and drummer Ray Garrobo. The quartet played nearly thirty songs, ranging from “Pretty Woman” to themes from “James Bond”.
The already-rowdy crowd was fueled even more when “The Answer” used projectile launchers to shoot free prizes into the audience of several hundred. Temple City High School senior Claudia Wu, who has volunteered at all of the summer performances, says that massive gatherings have not been unusual.
She adds that “the crowd is really into it, and people are willing to do anything to support [the musicians]”.
Van Mosley added some more serious undertones to the light-hearted evening by saying that they “wear red, white, and blue to honor our troops overseas”.
A wide variety of groups, such as “The Wonderelles” and “The Funky Hippeez” also performed during these summer concerts.
The summer concert series continue to draw more and more people every year, as evidenced by the great success of this summer’s performances. The city, already preparing for next year’s concerts, passed out surveys to those who attended the final concert so that Temple City residents could help evaluate all of this summer’s entertainers.
This article was written by Jason Wu. It was published in the Temple City Voice on September 17, 2008.