Sara at home. | Photos: Andrew Goff
On Sunday, musical megastar and Eureka native Sara Bareilles returned to her old stomping grounds and showed her hometown it can do big things. Anyone who dares to estimate the size of the crowd will be guessing, so LoCO will go ahead and play too: There were a gazillion people at Halvorsen Park, which we now know is criminally underutilized. Eureka looked dreamy.
The Outpost bopped around and snapped a few photos to commemorate the day which locals who attended are sure to wear as a badge of honor for years to come. We share those little snaps now.
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Sara is interviewed before taking the stage.
Huckleberry Flint warms up the crowd
Sara’s mom, Bonnie Halvorsen, chats with the show’s other opener, Mario Matteoli
Eureka City Council assembled
Mayor Susan Seaman holds a key to the city made for Sara by local craftsman Eric Hollenbeck
Mayor Seaman read a proclamation declaring it Sara Bareilles day
Sara receives her gifts: “This is unbelievable! This is beyond my wildest expectations!”
Boats line up to enjoy the tunes from Humboldt Bay
Locals gather on a balcony overlooking Halvorsen Park
The view from Samoa Bridge
Aerial shot courtesy Jeff Abercrombie