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Edmonton Summer Rock Cirkus and "Feel the Beat" by Linda

12x12, Creative Scrapbooker Magazine Sketch, Feel the Beat, Linda Pekrul, Wild Whisper Designs -

Edmonton Summer Rock Cirkus and "Feel the Beat" by Linda

Hi everyone!

Boy I had fun with this layout!  What a trip down memory lane!!

On August 23, 1979 Edmonton hosted the first outdoor concert in Alberta, at the brand new Commonwealth Stadium.  There was a lot of worry among stadium officials about having this concert in the new building, and the promoters weren't sure just how it would go over with Albertans. 

Well.... it was a stunning success with over 50,000 music lovers showing up to rock & roll... and my husband and I were two of them!!!  Peter Frampton & Heart were the headliners, but it was the Canadian band, Trooper, that stole the show.  Their version of the "Summertime Blues" had the whole audience on their feet.

Tickets were... wait for this... $20!  Oh yeah... things were good back in the 70's!  

To start with, I used this piece of paper from "Feel the Beat", and covered it with Glass Bead Gel through a 12"x12" star stencil.

Here's a close up of the gel... I love its grainy texture.

After gluing down the focal piece that I made at this Wild Whisper post, I splattered the background with watered down gesso.  I was very liberal with it and was going for big splashes.

Continuing on, I used the July sketch from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine to lay out my photos.

I liked the inner border shown on the sketch, so I drew a freehand one with a black marker and added musical notes all around.  

All embellishments for the layout came from the "Feel the Beat" Ephemera pack.


Creating a layout like this is why I love scrapbooking so much.  I was literally transported while I worked on it, to a very hot, sunny August day in 1979, when Edmonton came alive to the beat of Rock & Roll and I was there!





  • Lise

    I think about this concert all of the time! My first concert ever. I live in California, I was visiting our family in Alberta and my cousin took me to this. I was 16. What an experience and soooo much pot going around!! Lol we brought a thermos of Rum and Coke! Wow! Now I know why I keep a good eye on my kids! Great experience

  • Vince Gallagher

    Best concert ever, think about the great memories and the people I was with all the time 👍🤪💋

  • Tim

    I could have sworn that Pat Travers, Warren Zevon and Chuck Berry were also there. Frampton, Heart. Funny how you remember stuff. Too many concerts I guess. :) Or too much weed.

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