Howard Livingston & Mile Marker 24 @ Blarney Island

Howard Livingston & Mile Marker 24
Blarney Island – Antioch, IL
8/10/08

Howard Livingston & Mile Marker 24 Blarney Island - Antioch, IL 8/10/08

With songs like “The Smokin’ Song” and “Blame it on the Margaritas” you know you are in for a good time. Howard Livingston & Mile Marker 24 brought Key West to the Midwest for Blarney Island’s Parrot Head Weekend. The beautiful Sunday afternoon was filled with conch blowing, conga lines, and margaritas. This band doesn’t waste any time getting the party started. After the first song, the band brought out their very own homemade Outboard Motor Blender to make specialty Margaritas for everyone while covering Jimmy Buffet’s “Margaritaville.” Their set was a variety of Trop Rock original music with some cover tunes from Van Morrison and Tom Petty. Their music instantly puts you in a beach party mood, even while partying it up in the middle of the Chain O’ Lakes. Their sound is a mixture of Tropical, Rock, and Country. The show was endlessly engaging with additional instruments being added to the mix including the tambourine, cowbell, and a washboard. Listening to Howard Livingston & Mile Marker 24 makes me want to Live on Key West Time.

Check out Howard Livingston & MM24 @ www.milemarker24.com or www.myspace.com/milemarker24

Howard Livingston & Mile Marker 24 Blarney Island - Antioch, IL 8/10/08

Howard Livingston & Mile Marker 24 Blarney Island - Antioch, IL 8/10/08

 Howard Livingston & Mile Marker 24 Blarney Island - Antioch, IL 8/10/08Howard

 Howard Livingston & Mile Marker 24 Blarney Island - Antioch, IL 8/10/08Jason

Howard Livingston & Mile Marker 24 Blarney Island - Antioch, IL 8/10/08Barb gettin’ ready for Margaritas.

Howard Livingston & Mile Marker 24 Blarney Island - Antioch, IL 8/10/08

 Howard Livingston & Mile Marker 24 Blarney Island - Antioch, IL 8/10/08Howard persuading Frankie to add more Tequila. Luckily for everyone in the crowd it didn’t take too much convincing.

Howard Livingston & Mile Marker 24 Blarney Island - Antioch, IL 8/10/08

Howard Livingston & Mile Marker 24 Blarney Island - Antioch, IL 8/10/08

Howard Livingston & Mile Marker 24 Blarney Island - Antioch, IL 8/10/08

Howard Livingston & Mile Marker 24 Blarney Island - Antioch, IL 8/10/08

 Barb serving up some Margaritas

copyIMG 3221 Frankie blending up some icy cold ones.

 Dave playin’ his washboard.

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 The best conga line ever!

Howard Livingston & Mile Marker 24 Blarney Island - Antioch, IL 8/10/08

Howard Livingston & Mile Marker 24 Blarney Island - Antioch, IL 8/10/08

Howard Livingston & Mile Marker 24 Blarney Island - Antioch, IL 8/10/08

 After Frankie was done serving up some cocktails he joined Howard in singing Brown Eyed Girl.

Howard Livingston & Mile Marker 24 Blarney Island - Antioch, IL 8/10/08

The official Best Dressed Parrot Head Contest. The winner won a trip for 2 to the Bahamas.

Howard Livingston & Mile Marker 24 Blarney Island - Antioch, IL 8/10/08

I think it’s pretty obvious who the winners were!

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Howard Livingston & Mile Marker 24 Blarney Island - Antioch, IL 8/10/08

 Leigh

Howard Livingston & Mile Marker 24 Blarney Island - Antioch, IL 8/10/08

 

Howard Livingston & Mile Marker 24 Blarney Island - Antioch, IL 8/10/08

Howard Livingston & Mile Marker 24 Blarney Island - Antioch, IL 8/10/08

 Jason playing the guitar with a beer.

Howard Livingston & Mile Marker 24 Blarney Island - Antioch, IL 8/10/08

Howard Livingston & Mile Marker 24 Blarney Island - Antioch, IL 8/10/08

 We had a Conch Blower in the crowd! Sorry Howard, her Conch is bigger than yours!

Howard Livingston & Mile Marker 24 Blarney Island - Antioch, IL 8/10/08

Howard Livingston & Mile Marker 24 Blarney Island - Antioch, IL 8/10/08

 Tambourine fun!

Howard Livingston & Mile Marker 24 Blarney Island - Antioch, IL 8/10/08

 Here’s Bobbie the Umbrella Cockatoo who is also MM24’s official Mascot. When ever Bobbie can make a show he is there to greet the crowd and dance and sing along.

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  1. Frankie Bartilotta says:

    Great pictures! Thanks for getting one of me and my buddy Howie singing.

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