So this picture deserves a whole blog post. Because, it involves one of the biggest parts of the romance of Asbury Park to me. This is Carrie Potter-Devening. She is the author of a book called For Music's Sake Scrapbook Asbury Park' Upstage Club and Green Mermaid Cafe-The Untold Stories. Her grandparents owned and operated the Upstage Club. It is a building still standing on Cookman Avenue. It is where Thom McCann shoes were located on the corner. The back of the building still has a ghost painting of the Thom McCann sign facing Lake Avenue. The book unfolds a magical place opened during the late sixties for only a few years. Not only is it a time capsule of that time during a very artistic period during American Art History........the murals painted in neon paint on black walls after ALL these years are still there! I will share more pictures from when I bought the book a few years back and hope to meet up with Carrie again this week.