Three in a row for me. I will NEVER MISS THIS EITHER. This topped last two years.
The highly polished, TIGHT, bright, well honed skills of some of the best of the best.
Garaj Mahal. not for the faint of heart. please stop singing, the drummer SUCKS AT SINGING. SUX!!!!!!! other than that, these guys are sooo highly skilled it goes wayyyy above most peoples heads. Its jazz, funk, and rock, and its totally goddamn nuts. Keys are crazy, Fareed is on another planet. Kai Eckhardt is a MASTER. He rocks a bass with a skill level far beyond anything u can imagine!! It was good to hear semos but they were all but impossible to dance to. I love them, but I see how others don't get it. Its hard to like unless you just want to see some miles davis/frank zappa kinda skills.
Orgone friday night, that girl is HOTTT and she can sing, and I love everywhere they go with the music. funky funk and Sergio is a bad ass on guitar that guy pours his soul into it
Everyone orchestra. Like a pre-mature orgasm. Just when he gets them on the precipice of something great and funky and about to rock out. Its over, or gone some other direction.
Motion Potion great set of mixed tunes, Break Science RAGED. I left early for Caddy Jones.
Caddy Jones, warm them up and about half way thru they tear your face off with funk and rock.
MOE. Best I ever saw.. Deep, Dark, Funky, tight, surreal, psychedelic. I was never a fan of the setlist they played other than Brent Black, but they way they made each tune with such precision was truly astounding.. Best lights of the entire thing!!! I am a completely converted man now. MOE WAS FIRE.
Eric Krasno and Chapter two. Best line up u could ask for. They covered manic depression and Get Back (beatles) and some lettuce tunes. I bought this one for 20 bux it was so polished and funky. Mind Blown.
Dumpstajam. never a dull moment!!!! stars stars stars. Fucking sick DIRTY FUNK.
Lettuce (see above)
Brian Stoltz. In the funky meters, legendary guitarist that replaces Nocentelli on guitar and the band name changed from The Meters to The FUNKY Meters when Stoltz started his run with them. Classic new orleans funk, rock and jam. Love it!!!!
George Porter Runnin Partners.. (same) classic new O, funk, rock and jam. Love it!!
Lettuce with Pee Wee, Maceo and Fred wesley. HOLT SHIT!!! House party, soul power and others.. All james brown.. completely SICK. I GOT THE FUCK DOWN!!!! Rageeeeeeee!!!!!
Mastersounds. More of the same.. Classic NMS. funky, tight, polished and bad asss!
Dr Claw. every bit as good as lettuce.. Krasno is a true Leader!!! He was in, what...4 bands all weekend. that man is a GOD.
Logic, best ever I have seen of him. what a set!!!!! He blew it up!!
Dumpstaphunk.. yes, more of the same as above! right on!!!
Everyone, my crew, my baser friends, the people I met I didn't know. All of you, I am glad u were there and I am glad u had moments like me.
This girl passed me one night and I was sitting down grooving out and she stops and leans down and says "You look like you are in such a great place right now, I'm jealous"
Oh yes, yes yes yes. I was in the perfect place. That was the greatest line up I ever saw in my life. I just turned 40 and I feel like I raged like I was 20. I have never seen anything like that before and all I can say is ..............
SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!