Day 3 –2004

So much music, so little time. Andy and I wanted to check out just about every band on Sunday, but obviously, we couldn’t. Other than the Pixies show on Saturday, Sunday had some of my favorite shows. I had never heard Calexico play, and they have fast become a new fav. They sound like desert-mariachi rock, and I didn’t want the show to end. I wouldn’t mind getting their CD. I could almost hear some influence from the Fabulous Cadillacs.
Then we went to see The Roots, and they put on a pretty good show. I didn’t like the crowd vibe as much, though. It was really interesting to see how the crowd dynamic changed between shows. I almost got to the point where I could tell whether or not I would like the band based on what kind of people were hanging out before the show. The crowds for Calexico, the North Mississippi Allstars, and Medeski, Martin, and Wood, were all very cool and easy-going… like they were there to see some really good music, not just to get drunk. Not that there’ anything wrong with having a good time… but it can be obvious when you’re not there to see the bands.
All in all, the Festival was incredible. We may not be able to go next year, but that’s okay. At least we got there once.
Be sure to check out the pictures!