The final day of Outside Lands came and went, and I have never been more upset to see a festival end. My body, on the other hand, is thrilled. I spent the cloudy “Sunday Funday” of Golden Gate Park’s music festival planted at Land’s End Stage in Polo Field, determined to see Jack White with my own eyes as opposed to on the Megatron screen.
Jack White--one of the most prolific and renowned artists of the past fifteen years--has been confirmed as the final headliner for THE VOODOO MUSIC AND ARTS EXPERIENCE PRESENTED BY STEPHEN REHAGE. Touring in support of his critically acclaimed debut solo album Blunderbuss, White joins previously announced headliners Grammy Award-winning trio Green Day and the legendary Neil Young & Crazy Horse. The Avett Brothers; Kaskade; Justice; Silversun Pickups; JFK of MSTRKRFT;
Saturday, June 12, 2010
The heat resumed, but it felt so much worse after two days of partying and little sleep. I was appreciative of one thing on this sweltering morning wake-up; the showers had short lines for men, and they were only seven dollars. Therefore, although I really wanted to catch Baaba Maal’s set, I felt more rejuvenated going into the press conference with a fresh shower, breakfast, and an iced coffee. I was ready for a new day at my favorite festival.
As I sat and listened to Toubab Krewe, I couldn't help but think of the language of music. The vocabulary and accents were ringing through my head, reminding me of the peaceful nature of mankind. The notes melted together like a true melting pot, not the segregated version we've been told about for so long. But one with true meaning. A blending of cultures, ideas, and of people. These were the opening rhythms of