Photos and Review: Mariah Giles
Even before they took the AT&T stage at Taste of Syracuse, there was a buzz going through the crowd waiting for The Spring Street Family. Excitement for the party they knew would ensue gave the crowd a great energy that was felt right up on stage.
When Ryan Vendetti, Mike Redmond, Ben Blujus, Dan McCollum and Dennis Lingel took the stage, they were met with enthusiastic cheers from one of the largest audiences at that stage all weekend. The set started off with original songs “Twist”, followed by Ben on lead vocals on “She’s Got Fire”, rounded out by a cover of “Sweet Dreams” and got everyone dancing along. The revelry continued throughout the entire hour long set, spurred on by Ryan’s funky dance moves and the entire band’s obvious passion for their art.