The city of Monterey, California is famous for the Monterey Aquarium, the historic Cannery Row, and the Fisherman's Wharf. Every year, the Monterey 4th of July Parade marches through the downtown streets, with a variety of floats and performances from local organizations and people.
In what has become a growing annual tradition, Still Fumin's own Tom, Jacob, Joel, Chad, and Keith marched and played music in the parade with Alligator, the former Rodeo cowboy turned bandleader. Alligator's bayou blues style is always a parade favorite, drawing cheers as he showboats for the crowd , while the band provides the backdrop with a New Orleans boogie rhythm. Alligator's son Dhani also marched alongside his dad, this time playing a Keyboard Accordion. Alligator explained to us that a Keyboard Accordion is relatively new invention compared to it's predecessor, the traditional button Accordion.
With Tom on the fiddle, Joel on bass guitar, Keith on the marching snare drum, and Jacob
snapping pics while helping Chad pull the ever-growing
rolling amplifier rig, the parade was once again a success and a lot of fun.
Joel and Chad warming up before the parade.
Alligator and his lil' gator.