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Post by Knox Animal on Jun 16, 2009 16:04:52 GMT -5
A.A. Bondy was incredibly awesome... Portugal. The Man was also very good. I have to say though that I did not think Buffett would be as awesome as he was. The Coral Reefers and Ilo were a great surprise.
I didn't know much about the Dirty Projectors before outside of Knotty Pine, their song with Byrne, and the were amazing. I went to Katzenjammer just because they were before the Dirty Projectors and they were great and they seemed like they were seasoned vets. And I went to AA Bondy at the suggestion of a friend and I started out sitting in the back just far enough that I could see the stage and I ended up going up as far as I could.
Raphael Saadiq. Stop laughing! He had great energy, his backup singers were awesome, and it was great dancing. I'm glad I popped in that show. AA Bondy was great, too.
As for Ben Harper, he was probably one of my best shows, but he's not a sleeper - I have very high expectations for his show. Did anyone else notice how wonky the sound was for his show, though, if you weren't under the tent? I had that problem for a few shows at the other tent.
Post by jeffedelic on Jun 16, 2009 19:02:39 GMT -5
I'm not big into moe. or the sonic stage, but that set made me smile for 30 minutes straight. It was one of the only times all weekend I just sat back and thought to myself "I am SO motherquacking happy right now".
Not a sleeper show since everyone knows and loves moe. but you get the idea. It was a sleeper show for me.
I second this. Only beats AA Bondy as a sleeper for me because I went in with high expectations for Bondy and he delivered. SteelDrivers was a bit of dipping my toe in and instead I ended up going for a swim! Beautiful music.