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From the first song to the last, it was a party at Salt Creek.

To finish OC Parks’ summer concert series, Family Style and Tijuana Dogs performed on Thursday, Aug. 24 at Bluff Park. More than a couple thousand people filled the park to see the local bands perform.

Family Style, which performed first, began their set with Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk.” The moment the music began, the “dance floor” remained full.

The local band is the house band for the Swallow’s Inn in San Juan Capistrano, and many fans were in attendance Thursday night.

“You ready to party?” Band member Tony Rodriguez asked the crowd.

They played Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September,” Redbone’s “Come Get Your Love” and more.

Tijuana Dogs, another Orange County band, kept the party-vibe going through the rest of the show with songs like Roy Orbison’s “Pretty Woman,” Tom Jones’ “It’s Not Unusual,” AC/DC’s “TNT” and their original “Stuck behind a Truck.”

“We were doing a show in Mammoth,” said lead singer Matt Mauser. He adds they had a gig, but they were running late. “And we got stuck behind a truck.”

 


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