Donavon Frankenreiter returned to Guanacaste after a two-year absence. Thanks to the Safari Surf School organization and the Billabong program “Surf Like a Pro,” the Californian surfer and musician presented his new album “Start Livin” live, this time at the Tropicana disco bar in Nosara Center in front of 200 people.
As soon as the doors opened at around 7:30 p.m., the first fans began arriving to fill the “Tropi.” National singer, songwriter and environmentalist Pierre Monney opened the concert, warming up the audience with his guitar, a little “surf rock,” some hits and part of his original material, to which those present reacted very positively.
At 9:15 pm, Donavon took the stage accompanied by his musical partner, Matt Grundy. Both offered an acoustic show filled with beach energy, making many move their bodies. Grundy added a touch of blues with his vocals, guitar and harmonica.
The stage was at the back of the hall, near palm trees and under starlight, in a rather tranquil environment that drew people near. Behind the musicians, the “Trance Visuals” of photographer Ray Moss were projected, containing underwater images with colors, textures and some video of Donavon.
After playing for a little more than an hour, and reaching the end of the concert, Peter Lewis, event organizer, came up to join the musicians and play the harmonica. They ended the concert with one of his fans on stage, singing the chorus of “If it don’t matter to you, it don’t matter to me.”