New Pornographers - SuperDee

Vancouver's brilliant New Pornographers shut things down with class in the Swamp Tent while festival headliners Widespread 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

[Published on: 3/19/07]

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Captain Sammy starstarstarstarstar Mon 3/19/2007 12:03PM
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Captain Sammy

Thanks SuperDee!!! You emotive reviews made me feel like I was dancing, smiling, and having my face melted right next to you.

NRSingh starstar Mon 3/19/2007 12:08PM
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So wait... every single act at langerado was amazing? I mean in general the review was fine, but come on, not everything could have been perfect at a three day festival. It's really cool that you tried to see everything, but really I learned nothing from this that I couldn't have learned by simply reading biographies about each artist.

SuperDee Mon 3/19/2007 12:20PM
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yes. every single act at langerado was amazing. every note by every single band was absolute perfection. incredible! ;)

Mr. Aaron starstarstarstarstar Mon 3/19/2007 12:23PM
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Mr. Aaron

nice job you guys!

SuperSpacePhunk starstarstarstarstar Mon 3/19/2007 12:25PM
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SuperDee...great job as sure is tough to sum up the "un"official start ot festy season...but this article did Langerado justice!

Man, can't wait to get back!

SuperSpacePhunk starstarstarstarstar Mon 3/19/2007 12:32PM
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oh, and NRSingh...

try to tell me that with 81 degree sunshine, and the tradewinds blowing through your armpits, while some of your favorite bands...and yet other favorites to be...are rocking your face off, only to return to snow, rain, and sleet of NYC, everything wasn't "incredible?"

i'll take that any day of the week.

Great weather, great acts, great vibe. Out of around 100 festys over the years, this years Lnagerado was top 5 or so for me...EVER.

Give me a chance to see Trey and STS9 in the same building, at the same time, as opposed to a meeting of who to hire ANY DAY.

my .02

twain starstarstarstarstar Mon 3/19/2007 12:47PM
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yes, every band i caught was amazing, brought the A game...tits. sound at all stages was great, all the beautiful people, organized well oiled machine, big improvements with vip...late nights, god damn. tea leaf/new monsoon spot on. biscuits killed it. franti was a hugh joy and insperation-came off the stage after last note and hugged everyone. p-groove absolutly destroyed the culture room to shut it all down...these words mean nothing really...perfect.

NickBoeka Mon 3/19/2007 12:57PM
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This is THE best festival review that the 'base has delivered to date. Awesome shots from almost EVERY act, and Dee gave us a great play-by-play of the entire weekend.

One more thing....that double-chin shot of Robert Walters is priceless....

treetops78 starstarstarstarstar Mon 3/19/2007 01:00PM
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DEE- I remember asking that same question to someone at Bonnaroo in 2005, "Is it just me or is every band great?" and getting the answer that "YES, it's true, all great!". Seems hard to believe but it is.

Nice Work! Sorry you got shut out of SXSW! See you in NOLA.

theivywall Mon 3/19/2007 02:52PM
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Yeah, this fest was pretty much off the hook amazing music from start to finish. No exaggeration. I can't even count how many amazing bands I would have loved to see that I heard played great sets but couldn't. That moe. set was definately top 3 best moe sets I've seen out of 15 or so moe. shows.

blazer2576 star Mon 3/19/2007 03:02PM
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In general, when I look to read a review, I want it to be somewhat opinionated with descriptions about what went on and the vibes of the show. What I read here were pretty much captions to the pictures (most of which were very good by the way).

This article neither grabbed my attention nor made me want to read past the first page. I have taken a couple journalism classes over the years and this article did not incorporate any type of what I would look at as quality journalism. Jambase, I love your site and what you do to promote live music, but articles like these make me want to veer away from your site. Please find better writers in the future who write actual reviews in the future.

sirbiggsalot starstarstarstar Mon 3/19/2007 03:08PM
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Not gonna comment so much on the article, rather the fest itself. Mind blowingly fun is about the most accurate description i can think of. I had trouble leaving the festival grounds after entering them to even go back to my campsite and eat. The people were fantastic, the music was even better, and I can't wait to go back next year.

Rich Lieberman starstarstarstarstar Mon 3/19/2007 03:45PM
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Rich Lieberman

Great review SuperDee!! I loved this Festival... everything went so smoothly and I would have to agree that every act I saw was great. The layout made things easy to get to and the line-up was great for a small festival. In my opinion the only thing that was better than the music at the festival grounds was that music at the Late Nights.

The bands really threw down at Revolution and Culture Room! The musical highlight of the weekend for me was the Mofro show at Culture Room. That was a mind blowing show, a great Jam session that was so much fun. To see Luther Dickinson, Ivan Neville, Sharron Jones, Stanton Moore and Ben Elman all together with JJ Grey and Mofro was just amazing! I could have left after that show and been a happy camper.

Matisyahu killed it with the Disco Biscuits. I was bummed I left MMJ for the Biscuits up until that point. I felt like the Biscuits came alive after that and took it to another level. Franti can capture an audience of 200 like he can an audience of 15,000 and he did as his sets at the Festival and at Revolution that same night were both amazing. Spearheads late show, more intimate laid back only 3 repeat songs and played much longer.

Totally agree with you on Jimmy making WSP better. He's so great. If I was to point out anything negative, it would be that I thought WSP really didn’t bring their "A" game at all. Don’t get me wrong, they were very good, even started off on fire, but I did think they had been playing at a higher level on their last tour. A little less Drums~Space... would have left time for an encore, which would have shut up the idiots after the show crying for an encore

Kudos to the good people that put together this Fest! Great job all around! I give you a lot of credit Dee making it to PGroove Sunday night. I was done.... and already satisfied. GREAT REVIEW!

fiveb4funk Mon 3/19/2007 04:11PM
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That picture of Luke Miller from Lotus should read Mike Rempel. Luke also plays guitar (and keys) but that picture is of Mike.

z man starstarstarstarstar Mon 3/19/2007 06:00PM
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I need to see my morning jacket live. The setup looks fab.

articgtp starstar Mon 3/19/2007 06:03PM
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Not jumping on the wagon, but i think the writer was worried about saying he didnt like or wasn't into a band to avoid the hupe uproar that these forums are known for. And there lies the problem you cant like everything all the time, now he may have seen bands that had great talent or put on a ragin' show but saying they had the crowd going doesnt mean that you like their music. I expect a little bit more opinion in a review, becuase there were alot of bands i have'nt seen yet. Otherwise nice shots!

Tan starstarstarstarstar Mon 3/19/2007 06:30PM
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This fest. was the straight up sickness. Did not see one thing I didn't enjoy.

Kudos to Langerado for setting the festival bar high. And if you missed MMJ - shame shame shame on you.

jhrt3349 starstarstarstarstar Mon 3/19/2007 08:19PM
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I had a ball at Langerado. Awesome festival, very professional. MMW was off the hook! Greyboy, Galactic, WSP, moe., all these bands were playing at what it seemed like their best. I was totally blown away by so many acts and had a great time camping, can't wait for next year.

jerryg1942 Mon 3/19/2007 08:54PM
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all festivals should take notes from langerado...ridiculous line-up

manjotar starstarstarstarstar Mon 3/19/2007 09:50PM
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i just checked out superdees bloggin thingy,
and found that she's the only other person i've come across that is a cancer/rabbit like me, maybe she's my polar opposite sister from another mother/timespace!!
or maybe she wrote a good article and i enjoyed it...

seanito420 starstarstar Mon 3/19/2007 10:01PM
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Well, Cat Power was a disappointment. It was like she was coked up and could not stop fussing with her hair, her gloves, the music seemed secondary, and was not emotional that day...My Morning Jacket was totally off the chain. I went with the thought that I would catch the last part of the Disco Biscuits but could not leave MMJ. Apollo Sunshine was quite possible the next best preformance, they truly brought it for an early daytime set. What was with the 10 PM no music curfew at Langerado??? Nobody wanted to leave after Widespread. The pics were great.

japhams star Mon 3/19/2007 10:43PM
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Come on, everyone...are we going to masturbate every act out there so they think they are playing the best show ever? Are you really gonna tell me that Trey rocked?? It is time for us fans to tell the truth (our drug induced highs aside)about what is happening in our community. There is a true lack of commitment and dedication among these artists, and we are not helping by posting reviews like this one. The job of a critic is to challenge these artists to reach further creatively. We deserve more from the bands in our community. I know many of you feel this way. Do we really believe that the music at Langerado is the best we can do as a jamband community?? Thank God for Steve Malkmus who basically saved the festival by playing a mind-blowing set...and by the way, I am not a hater. I have loved this music for almost 15 years now. I want to see us grow musically as a community- can we do it?

spaceface7 starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/20/2007 12:45AM
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I wonder how many established artists actually read these reviews on jambase. I think its more of a for-the-fan by-the-fan type of thing. Sounds like a sick time and this review and the pics were awesome. Gotta love the hooper chicks.

MrTibbles Tue 3/20/2007 06:56AM
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wow had a great time at langerado, and yes almost every act was phenominal. After hearing shine from trey for the 15th time i headed to sts9 which was one of my favroites at lang. I heard trey played well but if you ask me he needs to move on...Also not too many people mention North Mississippi Allstars, not only were they my favorite act, i grabbed one of the washboard pics from the drummer and got the setlist from the late night. If you havent seen NMA go to NYC this weekend they will tear it up acoustic or not.

The1AndOnlyDJCT starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/20/2007 07:36AM
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I personally loved the article, it covered tons of bands, and the pictures were great. It sounds like you had a great time, and your review really made me feel like I was there having a great time too.

I disagree with the people saying that a review has to be negative. It's about being positive and having a good time! Not about nit-picking and over-analyzing everything to find some flaws.

skinny2 starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/20/2007 08:54AM
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i had a blast at langerado for the third year in a row, this year being the best yet, all the bands i saw were really good especially moe bisco mmw galactic, and while my band wsp didnt put on the best show it was still good the we want panic chant at the end was fucking awesome no one wanted to leave, only suggestion for the festival allow later curfew or simply move the location no one wanted to leave wsp and the was made perfectly clear!! Next stop All Good!!!!!!!!!!

skinny2 starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/20/2007 08:55AM
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i had a blast at langerado for the third year in a row, this year being the best yet, all the bands i saw were really good especially moe bisco mmw galactic, and while my band wsp didnt put on the best show it was still good the we want panic chant at the end was fucking awesome no one wanted to leave, only suggestion for the festival allow later curfew or simply move the location no one wanted to leave wsp and that was made perfectly clear!! Next stop All Good!!!!!!!!!!

Frank starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/20/2007 10:08AM
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Langerado was a blast, some of my favorites of the weekend were lotus, biscuits, toots, and mmw. The latenight biscuits was insanity, browny was just off the hook, total madman. I'm glad I attended this fest, for those that missed it, check it out next year. It's always nice to get outta 20 degree weather to rock it in florida for a few days.

jishman starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/20/2007 02:30PM
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The festival was absolutely incredible, in my mind, for the mix of traditional jambands with up and coming rockers and old favorites. I got to see many first time acts -- Sharon Jones, Explosions in the Sky, Band of Horses, etc. -- besides old favorites like Taj, Los Lobos, and Trey (who didn't impress in my mind, but it was still fun to catch the first 20 minutes and that Money Love and Change), along with my current favorite like Pgroove, MMJ, the Biscuits, Lotus, The Slip, and others.
The size of the festival, location, weather, lineup and schedule was top notch -- if you were there, it's hard to see where there could have been criticisms of either logisitics or musical performances (although Cat Power was dissapointing)...the atmosphere and the music just didn't lend itself to having an overly critical ear. Good recap of the festival, great pictures. Can't wait to do it again next year.

sativalvr Tue 3/20/2007 02:40PM
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Langerado was a graet time provided you weren't one of the bunch of harmless people who were systematically harassed by are wonderful (sarcasm) police officers all over the place outside . The vibe inside was great however the fear in the parking lot over being bothered or harassed was definately noticeable.I saw a girl get arrested for having the smell of alcohol in her cup , there was maybe drops but clealy an empty cup and she ended up in trouble . Take the parking lot paranoia out and My Morning Jacket and it was a beautiful festival . Also is ther a more important artist in this day and age as Michael Franti ????????????

iamkickinit starstarstarstarstar Wed 3/21/2007 06:42AM
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I'm going to have to agree with Sativalvr, the pigs in between the stages and the campsites were absolutley ridiculous. They were carding virtually anyone that had a drink and looked borderline 21. I got carded three times, on one walk to the stages! Absolutley ridiculous. Part of family was giving an MIP for walking with a beer that was unopened even though she blew 0.00... Also, the pigs were in the campsites on Sunday afternoon, part of my family also was popped by them as well... the kicker? All he did was yell out "PIGS! PIGS! 5-0 Everyone!!" as he saw them busting someone for smokin a pipe. What happened to freedom of speech? They rudely tackled him to the ground and searched his pack without asking...

To whomever stabbed the dude at the Tribe show, you were the sole reason for the pigs going ape $hit all night friday, and prollay the reason for them being so angry the rest of the weekend.

Other than friends getting busted, the music was great. The setup was fantastic. I just wish that they somehow could get a later ordinance from the city to have music until midnight . This would allow longer headliner sets, instead of 2 hours.

Overall rating for this festi from myself, 3 out of 5 due to shortened time slots and pigs and no water refill stations in the venue, forcing everyone to buy $3.00 12 oz. waters.

The review was fantastic, and I too will agree that all the music I saw was incredibly on point, with the exception of Panic. They were missing a lot that night.

TEA LEAF GREEN!!!! late nite ruled! festi set was amazing! Sex in the 70s.... then Faced With Love>Garden III. Rock it out everyone. Roo is next.

Red Shaman Wed 3/21/2007 07:40AM
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Red Shaman

check this out...

it's going to be a kick ass, good time!

wenzit420 starstarstarstarstar Wed 3/21/2007 12:25PM
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I for one LOVED this festival. I had NO problem with the pigs and the music was stellar. I met some cool people and partied hard all week. I cant wait until next yr!

potsnob Wed 3/21/2007 01:57PM
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Langerado is the best festi going!! How can you go wrong with less than 15,000 people. Bela, MMW, Greyboy, P-Groove all brought A game. This was my second year and I can't wait til next year already

seanito420 Wed 3/21/2007 02:25PM
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The cops in the lot by the campsites were horrible. It did suck some of the life out of the "carefree" environment that I usually feel at a fest. But I still had a blast. This review was a mere puff piece however, not a critique.

phishinpodz Wed 3/21/2007 02:57PM
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My girlfriend and I drove down from Minnesota and once again it was worth it. Anyone down south that wants to check out a festival in our area that has perfect on site camping, midnight music sets and shakedown 24/7 check out And for people flying in to Minneapolis this is the way to go so you have no need to rent a car I promise you it will be in your top concert/festival experiences. Feel free to contact me if you want to know some familiar faces and we can show you a good time. What a great way to start off the festival season! matt

overtherails starstarstar Fri 3/23/2007 01:35PM
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no mention of THE HEAVY PETS!!!!, wheres your head at????

frieddogg starstarstarstar Fri 3/23/2007 03:42PM
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How could the review be bad with how sick this festival was. Jurick as always great pics. My Morning Jacket(the band's sound and energy is unreal). Soulive(without the singer and i don't mean Ivan Neville). Widespread was good not great but Jimmy adds so mucha nd the setlists are so much better. And six foot six above sea level Franti always takes you to another mental level, he really knows how to play a festival. The late night show was off the charts as well. Cat power has some voice but their show did not blow me away. Personally Langerado had one of the best lineups and it played up to its billing. great job by all who were involved, fans too..
big dog

gdboston Sun 3/25/2007 03:20AM
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Langerado Fucking Raged!!!! Encore for WSP would have been nice But It STILL FUCKING RAGED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Big Ups

saba Mon 3/26/2007 06:36AM
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one of these days i'm gonna make it down there.

mr2bits Mon 3/26/2007 04:09PM
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Quick question for followers of The Slip. Was it just me or was their lead singer seriously losing his voice at the middle of his vocal range? Though I thought the band played well, I kept thinking "poor guy needs a break from the road to save himself serious damage to his voice". Was this an anomaly, or do they usually have this kind of difficulty with vocals?

granola starstarstar Sat 3/31/2007 03:28PM
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overall thought it was a really great festial. I wish that people would listen to the music that trey played and and not just asume that its good because of whos playing it. My friends and i walked over for the first two songs not good at all which has been my opinion as well as people i go to the shows with every time including 10klf.

mikep2 starstarstar Fri 4/6/2007 03:56AM
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Langerado was incredible for the most part. thanx for the awesome pics. as far as attempting to critique an entire 3-day festival that is packed with great bands and some not so great bands, that really would be difficult and would go on for about 30 pages or more.
every band was not great, i love reading these posts.
I personally thought Trey was rather dull, playing the same material he's been playing for a while so I went back to STS9. I usually don't like moe., but they brought their A game to the festival. How could someone write a review of this festival and not include the story of the "luckydog" band, the Lee Boys who happened to be there when the Rodrigo duo cancelled and got an hour set where they funked out their gospel style on the sacred steel.
Mofro's set was full of emotion, I thought and still think that MMW was the set of the weekend for me. MMW continue to explore new sounds and places in time that most of us can't comprehend. I thought New Monsoon whom I am a huge fan of played the worst set that I've seen them play, they are really missing Raj and the other percussionist? The Slip blew me away for a first time seeing them, 1 hour set. Reggae bores me to tears, so Sunday was weak between the Social Club and WSP. I was forced to hide in my camper for most of the afternoon since the police had taken over the camping area like nazi's.
A lot of positive and negative experiences but I'm still going back next year for what will be my 5th Langerado.

HungryBob Sat 4/14/2007 12:35AM
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My Life consists of short periods of live music surrounded by long chunks of bleeeeeehhhhh

I have no idea what you cats are talking about the cops for. Apparently you have never been to any festivals where I live in NY. When we don't get really over the top State Troops we get mean bikers trying to loot us. So quit yer cryin, I got carded, expect it in the parking lot. I did not see ONE cop in the camping area and I was all over that shit the whole weekend. I saw only ONE cop in the venue and he was laughing; just before Bisco. The cops down there in Sunrise were really a gentle bunch with a feel good attitude. I kept my shit (and by shit I mean the obvious assortment of illegal substances) in my pockets and had full conversations with the po-po all types of banged up. We wouldn t dare back here. NOT a chance in HELL. so anyway - wow what a festival.

I do absolutely love these medium sized festies. Not too many people so putting a ratio in affect not too many jackasses. I find those at 'Roo and, well, 'Roo. Oh and Woodstock 99 (not 94 that was my first real 'experience', then later that year my first Phish shows)

First off and most importantly, Trey sucks. You people need to understand that he isn't moving forward creatively at all and stopped moving forward creatively 3 years ago. Know it Believe it Understand it cuz its 100% true! I went on some tours between 96 and 99 and I'm telling you first hand that Trey on his own scales from years ago is running at maybe a 4/10. Besides, I know you've seen the setlist for the Late night and the setlist for the fest and shook your head in disappointment uness you actually forced your self to listen to it because hes a new 'icon'.

Secondly, I'm not a real big fan of Widespread and never really was. The Southern Rock thing isn't in my blood. I now have a lower respect for a fraction of Widespread fans. How the hell are you going to whip a bunch of glowsticks at that poor girl trying to clear out the venue. Thats BS. No Encore? Thats why you want to hurt people physically by throwing many objects at a high rate of speed at them? Grow up - thats a gatecrasher move.
Jimmy Herring is looking good for the band though.

Being the ass that I am (becaue I like to piss off moe. fans) I must say moe. didn't do it for me, they never do. I don't know whats wrong with them because it can't be me :) I go to moe.down every year and don't even go see not one moe. set. ha ha

Highlights are obvious:
P Groove (who I had never seen live before, due to overlapping sets I really really enjoyed)
JJ Grey
Sharon Jones (gettin the funk down)
Franti (duuuh)
in no particular order

Eclectic is good, but I think the indie hard rock is a little much. I'm not saying I don't like hard rock bands (tho i really really hate MMJ) I'm just saying thats what Warped Tour and Hordefest are for. I think we cover enough genres in the jam festival community and so do most others though they probably have never thought about it. Jam, Jazz, Funk, Trancefusion, reggae, electronica and the list goes on hard rock?

I hope I didn't piss off anyone too badly, but gotta give my opinion of the festival right?
I traded 6 feet of snow for 80 degrees for a week
Heard tons and tons of good music
Didn't give 2 shits about the water situation because I brought a 5 gallon cooler full of just ice cold drinking water
Didn't give 2 shits about the cops cuz they were super friendly and not bikers
Had some wicked awesome neighbors in tent city
played in a drum circle all night in MARCH
I could go on for days about all the cool shit but I won't you were there you saw it too
Broccoli dancer - I promise if I ever have melted cheddar with me and you take your eyes off that bug fucking branch of broccoli - its history :)~
I will see you with my glowing juggle sticks at the next festie kids.


crescentvale starstar Wed 5/9/2007 09:06PM
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This festival has roots and real meanings, behind the good and the bad. The person who wrote this has an editor and I know the difference as others about sincerities. Lets not kill the messanger, but look at what the massage is. Here is my massage, for a less stress fest make the drive to the smaller ones. Im going to the taste of chicago to catch umpherys mcgee n black crowes for free. Jazz Fest is also the way to go if its going big. Smaller style would be the mulberry festival. I have seen a far share of shows, and what i can say is celebrate your youth and dive into the sea.