It’s been called the Jazz Age. And for the splendid summer seasons of San Diego’s Roaring Twenties, the Coronado Tent City Band played concerts day and night. It’s hard to envision the Roaring Twenties without hearing its music.
In Splendid Summer, Grace Wentworth and Jack Brewster dance to the band playing from Coronado Tent City’s Pavillion, on a pier illuminated only by a full moon. Cole Porter lived amidst the brilliant American Expatriates in Roaring Twenties’ Paris, but his music played everywhere. “Lets do it — Lets Fall in Love” by Cole Porter seems synonymous with the romantic twenties.
There’s another 1920’s song that easy to imagine hearing amidst Coronado Tent City’s Arcade, its salt water bathing pools, and beach: Blue Skies by Irving Berlin:
“Never saw the sun shining so bright. Never saw things going so right. Noticing the day hurrying by. When you’re in love, my how they fly. Blue days. All of them gone. Nothing but blue skies From now on.”