The Day the Music Died…

When we scheduled our trip to Iowa we had no idea that we would be staying in the town where Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Richie Valens played their last show. I was interested to go to the Surf Ballroom and the crash site. I watched La Bamba so many times when I was a teenager. We first visited the Surf Ballroom because there was a farmers market held in its parking lot on a Saturday. I came back a few days later when the sun was out to get better pictures. We then headed for the crash site. It is marked by large glasses. The farmer who owns the land allows people to walk out to the site. It is about 1/4 mile from the road. I can tell you I would only walk out their when the corn is low. You are surrounded by corn on each. I played music by each artist as we walked to the site.

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