New Pornographers - SuperDee
Vancouver's brilliant New
Pornographers shut things down with class in the Swamp Tent while festival
Panic rocked the main stage. Jimmy Herring is a huge improvement for that
band. I felt safe in Jimmy's arms, and so did JB as he did some scatting towards
the end of "Diner," urging us to "keep that coffee warm a little longer."
The festival ended with a good ol' rock'n'roll show and no one seemed to want
it to ever end. Those that wanted to continue on joined us at Perpetual Groove
at the Culture Room
where they played a barnburner of a late night set to a frenzied crowd.
John Bell (Widespread Panic) - Weiss
Jimmy Herring (WSP) - Weiss
Music is the universal language of peace and love, and the power created by
so many people coming together in one place is immense. There are hungry people
all around, several wars going on, an impending presidential campaign, and a
struggling environment. Without sounding too preachy, we urge you to take advantage
of the organizations present at many of this year's festivals, grassroots organizations
like Rock the Earth,
HeadCount, and Conscious
Alliance, to name just a few. Educate yourself about issues that interest
you. Make informed choices and talk about them with your friends. Create awareness
all around you about affecting a positive influence on this planet, our country,
and your community. When you go out to festivals this summer have a freakin'
blast. Go huge and scream your head off. Sing along to your favorite songs.
Hang out with your amazing friends from all over the world. But also wake up your sleeping collective power to improve things in so many realms.
See ya next year, Langerado! - Weiss