AQUASOL 2010, benefiting Susan G. Komen and her quest for the cure of cancer, held poolside on the roof of the Wyvern Hotel in Punta Gorda, Florida, started at noon on Saturday, October 23. The event, filled with water, sun, and tons of fun, made a great impression. The turnout was great, and the party went on all day and well into the night.

 Jamie Ogden, from Rogue Entertainment, speaks on the events behalf. “Today is National Make a Difference Day, and it is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month; so, naturally we wanted to make a difference by being unique and targeting a diverse crowd. We have five live bands playing this year and also two DJ’s to keep the music playing for the pool party, so everyone is having fun.” There were also a few mermaids hanging around the poolside. Jamie includes, “The mermaids are here to promote the “water and sun” theme for the event. No Dowt, a No Doubt tribute band, are all in costume and looking amazing, and DJ Ekko will close the night down. This will be an annual event; it’s a perfect way to show people a wonderful time and still make a difference while donating.”

The bands who donated their time and talent were No Dowt, The Crashers, Tequila Tom, Kim Jenkins, and Radio Rage. DJ Ekko and DJ Manny C also contributed their musical talent for the cause.

Guitarist for No Dowt, Bobby Ricci, was in preparation for his evening’s performance when he explained, “This is actually our first show as a “No Doubt” tribute band. We’ve been practicing at Deans by adding No Doubt songs into our top forty set, and it has been going over very well.” Cheri Carr, who is “Gwen” for No Dowt adds, “This benefit is wonderful and I love the cause, I’ve known Jamie [Ogden] since junior high school and we have stayed friends ever since. I’m proud to be part of this.”

Mingling in the crowd of attendees, Dennis Clune, the drummer from Radio Rage speaks loudly over the music of No Dowt, “Tonight is great! I loved coming out here in support of breast cancer awareness! I’m having so much fun!”

Be sure to mark your calendar for next year’s AQUASOL event. You do not want to miss it.

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