How is it possible that one man have the ability to block my entire view of the huge Bluesfest main stage? The fact he carried 300 plus pounds of bulk most likely had something to do with it.
The band being blocked "A Perfect Circle" were captivating and hypnotic during the moments I could see the stage. The last time I saw them perform (here in Ottawa) was 11 years ago. I hope it isn't another 11 years until I see them again. A huge bravo to Maynard and company for a great show last night.
Does anyone have the set list from last night? I didn't recognize a few songs during their set.
We managed to catch parts of the Peter Frampton and Huey Lewis sets. They aren't really my thing to be honest but the crowds seemed supportive for both. We had planned to see the Dropkick Murphys play earlier in the day but didn't quite make it on time. We kinda knew catching 4 acts play on the same day was going to be ambitious. The allotted time was spent chilling at home after a fun family BBQ we had in the afternoon.
I'm enjoying the variety of musical styles Bluesfest are offering up this year (as they have in the past). Thanks to them I'm catching many acts I normally wouldn't bother going out to see play live on their own. Musical variety does in fact bring a little spice to life.
It was nice to see that the Bluesfest organizers had resolved their crowd control issues and getting into the grounds last night was a non-issue. We'll be back for more next Saturday when Death from Above 1979 and Jane's Addiction hit the stage.
In parting I would like to mention an observation I made yesterday as I watched thousands of music fans mulling about the Bluesfest grounds. People who wear Dropkick Murphy t-shirts are far scarier looking than those who wear Tool shirts. It takes an effort to look scarier than a Tool fan, good on them for succeeding.