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No prison this time

The last time I was in Lompoc was in 1978 when my band played at the Lompoc Federal Prison. Don’t ask me how we got the gig – I have no idea. I remember going through all kinds of security as they searched us and our instruments. When we started playing, the prisoners’ cheering was so loud we could not hear our own music. We actually got out of sync and didn’t know it as we kept playing through the pandemonium. No one in the audience knew or cared that we were playing out of sync. They kept screaming for me to turn around and I thought maybe one of the prisoners got loose and was coming up behind me. Security guards were stationed at both sides of the stage but they didn’t move so I finally turned around and the crowd exploded. They just wanted to see my ass!

Fast forward to 2013… I’m gong back to Lompoc, but no prison this time. I always wanted to see the flower fields in Lompoc and we’re going tomorrow.

There’s a flower festival this weekend and  I love taking pictures but what has me even more excited is… there might be a tilt-a-whirl!

Bon voyage!!

5 Responses

  1. Sue says:

    That is too funny JJ!! 🙂 I hope you guys are having an awesome time! And I hope you find your tilt-a-whirl !!

    BTW Becky and Rhonda, I agree about the tilt-a-whirl but we sat in a seat last year that just had a mind of its’ own. We didn’t even lean or pull it just wouldn’t stop spinning!!! 🙂

  2. Rhonda says:

    Yes Jenny you do rock. After reading your book it really let me know how awesome a person you really are. I saw it on tv when you hosted your show but your autobiography really tells your life story and I’m so glad you have opened up your website to blog with us fans to know more about you as a person and friend not just a celebrity. Heck Jenny as interesting as your life is so far you could probably write another autobiography. You’ve done a lot. I’m sure you can tell many stories like this one but that’s what your blogs are for right? You had courage to go to a prison and do a gig. I would say it took guts to do that but with you it was probably no big deal. Try getting some great photos and I hope you find a Tilt-A-Whirl and have a fun filled day tomorrow 🙂

    Becky, I agree you have to know what to do for the best ride ever when on a Tilt-A-Whirl and once you get it going hold on to your saddle…lol… 🙂

  3. Becky says:

    OMG Jenny what a great story!!! Be careful—might be some fellas wanting to see your ass again!:)

    By the way, Tilt-A-Whirl is my favourite ride EVER!!! Best thing ever is 2 people on it that LOVE the ride and KNOW how to spin it up good!

  4. Josh says:

    HAHAHA!! Have a great time Jenny 🙂

  5. MrsNews says:

    Funny as we age things that excite us change!! You still rock…don’t know about your ass!!


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