Cold Duck performed for Temple City residents on August 17th.
Written by LOSA MERU / Published August 26, 2011
On August 17th, at 7 P.M., a large crowd gathered around the Temple City Park to listen to Cold Duck, a well-known local band famous for playing a wide genre of cover songs.
Every Wednesday evening in the summer, bands play in the Temple City Park as part of the City’s “Sounds of Summer” concert series.
This weekly event hosts many different local bands that play music ranging from classic rock to patriotic folk songs, allowing people of all ages to enjoy the performances.
“They play all kinds of dance music…it’s pretty much old stuff,” commented Christen Hansen, a volunteer concession stand worker.
Cold Duck, known for its versatility in musical genres, entertained a crowd of at least 100 people that evening.
Lawn chairs and blankets almost completely covered the grass; most of the park was filled with people. A makeshift dance floor was set up in front of the band stand, where people of all ages danced the night away, swaying to the groovy beats.
However, not everyone was there for just the entertainment. Those seeking something to eat were not disappointed by the various refreshments provided by local organizations.
“[The reason] why I’m here is because I’m in charge of the shaved ice for the boy scouts troop, said Lynn Hanamoto, a volunteer and audience member. “We love doing it…we have a lot of regular customers; people come to talk to us every week.”
When asked about her opinion of the evening, she commented, “…Cold Duck is one of the most popular concerts because they’re a local group, so it brings in a lot of people…it’s fun, good music.”