Prizes and Rain Fall on Medford
Last Saturday night, the Power 96 crewed headed to Medford during the Straight River Days celebration for the annual Power 96 Rooftop Toss and this year it wasn't just prizing falling from the sky, but rain as well!
If memory serves correct, this is my ninth time attending the annual Rooftop Toss in Medford. It has become a summer tradition, and in those nine years, there have been times where there was a brief shower just before we arrived, or maybe some sprinkles after the toss, but this year was a new experience in that it rained most of the night. Mike Eiler and myself arrived and began playing music from the rooftop and broadcasting under cloudy skies, and watching Smokescreen set up to play for the night. It didn't take long for the rain to start, so we took cover in the Medford Muni and their second building. After a while the rain let up a bit, and hurried back to the rooftop and got busy throwing tons of prizes to the crowd, including t-shirts, can coozies, hats, and more. In spite of the rain, plenty of people still came out for a chance at prizes and dancing. No sooner did we finish the toss and more rain began falling. With the help of a couple folks we were quickly able to grab the gear from the roof and load it back up. The band was not deterred by the showers, and took the stage and the crowd make the most of the night and danced the night away in the rain.
There was a great crowd on hand, and we appreciate the Medford Muni once again hosting us for this fun summer event, and Faribault Rental for loaning us the scissor lift to get safely to and from the rooftop! We are looking forward to next year!