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Fans have a blast at summer’s final concert at Schenectady’s Mohawk Harbor

The Lords of 52nd Street perform at the amphitheatre at Mohawk Harbor Saturday.
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The Lords of 52nd Street perform at the amphitheatre at Mohawk Harbor Saturday.

Well over 1,000 people gathered at Mohawk Harbor Saturday evening, bringing blankets, chairs, food and energy for the final concert presented by Rivers Casino and Resort this summer. 

There was dancing, singing, clapping and whistling as headliner The Lords of 52nd Street rocked the stage. The band’s members originally played with the Piano Man, Billy Joel, himself.

People were also enjoying the drinks and food available — with long lines at the food trucks throughout the event. 

Andrea Lefevre and her husband Larry Lefevre celebrated 23 years of marriage at the evening’s event. They were joined by their daughter Paige Lefevre and friend Angeline Chell. 

The two women were up out of their chairs dancing as soon as the band came on — swaying back and forth to the music. 

“We love Billy Joel,” Andrea Lefevre said. 

She said she had seen Billy Joel and Elton John in concert in the late 1990s. 

Chell said she was also excited to have something to do this summer. 

That was the same feeling Sara and Pete Salony had.

“It’s hard to find things to do,” Sara Salony said.

They sat, with their 6-month-old baby, Piper, along the top of the venue, overlooking the stage. 

“It’s her first concert,” Sara Salony said. 

Peter Salony said Piper loved seeing all the people and was intrigued by them. Her parents brought her to the concert to introduce her to another genre of music. 

“We want to diversify her musical taste,” Peter Salony said. 

On top of that, the concert worked with Piper’s sleep schedule, Sara Salony said. 

Kathy Puspurs and Debbie Magurie were dancing before the main act came on. They could be seen down near the stage singing and dancing as regional band Wide Awake played a medley of songs including “Jessie’s Girl” and “Stacy’s Mom.”

“I like this whole thing,” Puspurs said, noting she’s been to many concerts at the harbor. “I love dancing.”

The concert ended with a fireworks show. 

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