Friday evening my wife and I decided to go to the PVD Fest on Saturday wanting to see what all the hoopla was about. Early on Saturday she decided she would not go so instead I went to my basement studio to process some images taken on a recent trip to Bermuda. After a short while I figured I would give Providence a go, grabed my camera putting on a 24 – 70mm f 2.8 lens not wanting to take more than one lens, heaviness of carrying more than one lens gets old after a time. It took me two tries ofthat circling the city before finding a parking place near PPAC. Caught myself thinking that all those new parking mayor Jorge Elorza had installed throughout Providence were paying their own way today. I strolled around abit taking in the people looking at the wares from tent vendors on Westminister street then headed over first to Burnside Park then Kennedy Plaza. At Burnside park the face painting concession continues to gey my attention as I like to take images of the finished painted faces when the artist shows the child his/her image in a mirror. Have taken several images like that in the past and just couldn’t resist to take “one”….ok…took three however only one of those I liked. Heard the sound of music and headed over to Kennedy Plaza where a stage had been set up adjacent to the Federal courthouse. A latin band seemingly to me was experiencing some audio problems and asked the people crowed around to be patient for a few minutes then voila, rhythm, rhythm, rhythm. Awesome band, great sound that had people moving, clapping, waving their arms and dancing. From there I walked towards the food trucks, Haven Brothers a Providence staple, the Clam Shuck and others. All were quite busy. The plaza towards City Hall has several tables set where people could sit and enjoy their meal. The tables were full and quite large enough to be able to spread your elbows while enjoying a meal. There were a few beer stations set up as well as a bar serving various alcoholic coolers. Many smiles and laughter as people were enjoying the day. As I was crossing the street to take an image of the Haven Brother’s truck sounds of cymbals and brass instruments caught my attention. The music was coming from around the corner on Washington Street. What followed was a parade featuring a brass band, ethnic culture on display, ogres, all with lots and lots of energy. It really was fantastic to be there, good decision “Jim” as D. Trump would say to himself. The following are some of my images taken on Saturday. Remember these images represent about a thre hour time span sent in the city on Saturday only. Hope these images give you a glimpse of the PVD fest that afternoon. Fyi, PVD is an acronym for Providence.