SMI photographer Bill Bungard was as excited as anyone else packing into the Grandstand area at The Washington State Fair to see Chicago and REO Speedwagon perform. Both bands have back catalogues spanning several decades, and for many attendees the performance was a fantastic trip down memory lane. Some may have worried when long time lead singer Kevin Cronin took the stage with the aid of crutches and then took to a stool, but any fears were soon allayed by the sheer strength of REO Speedwagon’s set. Bill described the band as being “at the top of their game.” Chicago also put on a great show, and the crowd responded to both sets by dancing in the aisles and avidly supporting both bands.
Bill was also on hand for an amazing encore after the two main sets: REO Speedwagon and Chicago shared the stage and performed hits from both bands, including Speedwagon’s “Riding the Storm Out.” Check out the action Bill captured in not one, but two sets of photos:
😭😭😭We are saddened to say that Timber! Outdoor Music Festival 2020 is canceled.
While we need a party now more than ever, we are going to miss you this year. Be safe and take care of the people around you. We will be back in 2021 to celebrate music, the outdoors, and community. Be well.
Automatic refunds will be issued via Bold Type Tickets. All ticket holders should expect a full refund to the card they used to make their purchase within 10 - 14 days.
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