Mumford and sons are playing in Portland on Aug 4th. They are playing on the eastern promenade and i wanted to go down by boat. Anyone familiar with the Portland area, i have a few questions for ya!! Do you think i'll be able to see/hear the concert from the water?? how is the water there, good for anchoring up and relaxing? I've never been to the eastern prom and don't really wanna make the trip down for nothing. Thanks for any help!
My family and I will be anchored off the Eastern Prom. I know that you can NOT hear the Portland Symphony Orchestra during the 4th of July fireworks, so I am not sure how the sound will be for Mumford and Sons. For me it is a 5 minute waste of time if I can't hear because it is my home port, not so, if motoring down from Boothbay!
I can tell you that you can anchor very close to the Eastern Prom, as it is officially designated the East End Beach Mooring Field (where the canoe icon is in the picture below).
The Eastern Prom should act as a natural amphitheater. So in theory, depending on how the bands are set up, it should sound good from the water. I would be happy to offer any additional information I can. Hope this helps. If you want transient place to stay the night, I would contact Dan and Elaine at Sunset Marina.
thanks for the info! im hoping its going to be 3 or 4 boats going down, but itll probably end up just being 2. not sure if we are going to stay the night, i was thinking about just going down toward gowens and rafting up to someone if needed, that way im walking distance to the bars!
My experience with amphitheaters on the water is that you can only hear if the wind is right.
That's definite for the Jones Beach Theater on LI. If the wind isn't from the west or northwest, you won't hear anything but muffled noise.
Thumbs up for Mumford and Sons! The water was FAC. Crept us close to shore and sat in a foot of water. Some deep Vs tried to follow us. It was really impressive to see 15,000 people on the Eastern Prom.
Saw one Downeaster that stood out from the crowd. Lady Sue, a 34' green hulled 1975 Webbers Cove had a prominent position. I've seen her posted here a couple of times. Looks like she made a fairly long voyage from Cranberry Island to Portland.