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Dancing at Silospalooza 2019
7 years of pizza, live music, and dancing
May 28, 2019

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ehind the Silos on Highway 55, separated by the county line, is the Red Rooster stage and roadhouse bar. It’s where bands played this year’s Silospalooza, Oriental’s one-day music festival.

Joe Brown & the Band played for the second year along with Saltwater Gold, Brant Island Strings, and Peace Soldier. Newcomers Dust Parade and Gary Dudley & The Maxxtones rounded out the list.

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Joe Brown & The Band.

Most participants in the pizza eating contest were on the younger side, with most under 16 and half under 10. 14-year old Jamie Durham of Bayboro won by eating a full pie (with knife and fork) in 3 minutes and 47 seconds.

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Jamie Durham, pizza-eating winner.

Heat kept the audience in the shade until late afternoon, but the evening bands got them on their feet and on the grass to dance.

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Dancers enjoying the grass dance floor as Saltwater Gold played.
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On the grill: turkey legs and hot dogs.
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Brant Island Strings played an early set. The audience preferred to watch from the shade of the trees.
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Wilmington based Dust Parade.
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An old Silos advertisement leans behind the roadhouse bar.
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A few of the younger contenders in the Pizza eating contest. Knives and forks were mandatory; contestants used them in inventive ways.
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Eyeing the other contenders.
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At Wit’s End, a new business on Broad Street, was at Silospalooza introducing their products.
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Saltwater Gold
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Cooler evening weather – and lively music – got the audience out on the grass to dance.
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The official 2019 Silospalooza shirt.
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Listening to Joe Brown and the Band.
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Joe Brown on the Red Rooster stage.
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The view from the side of the stage.

Posted Tuesday May 28, 2019 by Allison DeWeese


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