Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Year's Eve Party

Here is the set up for the annual New Year's Eve party at the Tamarindo Diria Resort. All of the hotel guests are seated at tables around the large swimming pool, followed by a concert at an amphitheater that is next to the pool.

In past years, the concerts have featured the band "Las Tortugas," which is a Costa Rican rock band that plays the music of the Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, Pink Floyd, and other rock bands. They are outstanding, and my friends in the USA enjoy listening to the CD of their music.

The band's lead guitarist and vocalist is Abraham Valenzuela, whose "day job" is being an internationally acclaimed architect. He has designed some of the luxury homes in the area, including a stunning Moroccan-themed estate on the beach at Playa Langosta. He is also the architect for the condo buildings of our two condo's in the area, one in Playa Langosta and one on the grounds of the Diria Resort. In these days of lots of people playing out their rock star fantasies by computer, it is heartwarming to see someone who has been able to get up on the stage and lead a rock band in real life.


Curly said...

I hope you don't mind me taking the easy route by copying and pasting this comment, it is by far the easiest method of getting my message to so many CDP photobloggers.
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Radman said...

wow, very nice set up.

Sharon said...

Looks like a good place to be for New Year's eve.

glenda said...

That should be on our list for New Years 2009. Happy New year, Dave

Lynette said...

Portland Oregon Daily Photo sends you heartfelt wishes for the new year. May your 2009 be filled with good health, riches of the mind and heart, loved ones returning home, an increased respect for our fragile planet, and the cessation of wars across the Earth.

Back in Jackson, Mississippi, my hometown, I enjoyed a band called The Blues Boyz. One of their then lead singers was an architect, too.

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Monica Bremer said...

My, that does look like a fun set-up. All that water would make a nice reflection as the New Year festivities start, no? The actual party must have been a flashy sight!

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