Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Happy Hodag


 I have to get more consistent with writing these blogs, don't I? Sorry about taking so long on getting this one and the time between them.
     Well, this past weekend was the biggest concert weekend in the Wisconsin northwoods as the Hodag Country Festival was held in Rhinelander bringing stars like Neal McCoy, Darius Rucker (Hootie & The Blowfish), Josh Turner, Kellie Pickler, Kenny Rogers and more to this small northwoods city.
     More than 20,000 fans attended the show this year thanks to some pretty decent weather (except for a brief thunderstorm that moved through Saturday afternoon).
     I was covering the Hodag for the Northwoods River News in Rhinelander, helping with some preview stories by interviewing Pickler, Rucker, Easton Corbin, Sara Evans, Tracy Lawrence and Jerrod Niemann.
     During the actual fest, it was my job to get the photos for the newspapers daily special sections ... which isn't that hard to do at the Hodag. Pretty much anywhere you turn there is a photo opportunity there waiting for you.
     It's fun seeing the fans jumping and screaming for their favorite artists, seeing the singers rocking the stage and, of course, having some good food while out there.
     Here are some of my favorite photos from this past weekend.
     You can see more of my photos from the Hodag Country Festival on my website at http://corydellenbach.wix.com/photo and by clicking on "Projects" and then the "Hodag Country Fest" tab.

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