If the rockin' and distorted guitar sounds brought you out to Main Street last night, it was likely the punk rock sounds of ForFit, a band from Holtville.
Then maybe it was the foot-stomping, hand-clapping string music by Fiddle-Fare at the El Centro Town Square that brought you out.
Brought you out, that is, for an evening of ice cream, friendly faces and beautiful weather.
Thursday was the 13th annual Ice Cream Social.
"It's amazing to think that this many people on a balmy afternoon would come out and enjoy this," said Larry Bratton, president of the Downtown El Centro Association, which co-sponsored the event with the El Centro Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center. "It's great that they are."
Bratton said the event is staged at a time of the year when few local events are scheduled.
Besides such cool favorites as ice cream sundaes, banana splits, root beer floats and peach cobbler, the event allowed the city to show off the recently completed Town Square, replete with fountain, misters, benches, an inviting lawn and a matching paint and lighting scheme.