The Black Keys
Florida is a place unto itself, by my estimation. Like the other ‘big states’ of Texas and California, it takes on its own unique identity and presence. These states are so large, they are their own ‘region;’ and again by my estimation, include elements of all that is around them. Florida is neither just southern, nor merely coastal. Florida has elements of east coast culture, due in no small measure to the strong concentration of New York retirees, the so-called ‘snow birds.’ Florida also has significant aspects of Cuban and Mexican culture elements, as well.
Borrowing a thought from another Grateful Web writer, I’d say that you can tell a lot about a festival by how it handles its second year. No festival is ever perfect, and the first year is definitely the experimental year. In the second year, you get to see how the festival responds to the demands placed upon it by its patrons. Do things get better or worse, smoother or more of a hassle? Last weekend, July 18th and 19th, I boogied on down to the second annual Mile High Music Festival just outside Denver, Colorado. Having rocked
It’s coming up on that time of year again, my favorite season, the summer outdoor concert season! And that, among other things, means its festival time. The floundering economy may have it’s dirty little fingers stuck in pretty much everyone’s pie, forcing more than a few festivals to close up shop this year (Langerado’s off, and Jackson Hole seems like a long shot), but rest assured Denver, the second annual Mile High Music Festival will be going strong right in our own backyards!