Re: Life Is Good Festival: It's All About The Kids...
posted at 6/18/2013 3:50 PM EDT
In response to yogafriend's comment:
Saw this header on BDC this morning, and while I've had nothing but raves both years that I've attended (last year I went both days), I was just a little bit hesitant to get too excited about the lineup when I saw it. Dawes rules. What can I say? Still can't help but be amused as I follow their trajectory and am not too stubborn to admit they've grown on me.
Not easy to top Tim Reynolds and Dave M., but I'll keep an open mind. The Roots played at Yoko's Meltdown. Who am I to pass up the chance to see any of the bands that were at Meltdown 2013? Delta Rae will probably be a big draw, too.
Read that Jack (easy on the eyes) Johnson (and others) saved the day at Bonnaroo after Mumford & Sons' cancellation due to emergeny surgery for bassist Ted Dwane (and I hope he'll be okay).
I have a feeling I'll feel bad if I'm not there somehow; you have to be there and "feel" it for yourself to understand. It really is a all about the vibes, crazy as that may sound to the rest of you.
"I am no fan of perfection." Ava Louise Huxtable
I know what you mean.
I haven't seen JJ in awhile, but the guy's music was tailor-made for lounging on the grass with a beer in hand. The Mellow Show, my wife calls him, only half-jokingly.
As for Hall & Oates - the choice of which was a curveball, to me - I was never a huge fan despite the handful of songs I just can't help but like. Seeing clips of "Daryl's House" have given me a new appreciation. They and Amos Lee are the only principals I haven't seen yet.
The Roots are just all-around great...and should supply an ample groove to the festivities.
But overall, for parents who like live music but for whom their kids usually take precedence to attending concerts...this is a wonderful compromise for all. And a 'good' cause, to boot.