Friday, July 27, 2007
Still two more nights?!
Thursday proved to be damn fun. I would love to list all of the people that came into town yesterday that festivalized with us, but I know I might leave someone off.
It all started off innocently enough, with a trip to the Grit. Everyone got their fill of Mid-E Platters, Golden Bowls, Chik'n Parmesan Sandwiches, and Tofu Reubens. Then the mass exodus to Caledonia Lounge for the second night of bands.
King of Prussia went on first and gave everyone a pretty sweaty hometown performance on their stop in Athens. Then Ham1 came up and turned in another great set complete with the attractive Liz Durrett and a clapping monkey which produced rapturous applause from former Team Clermont intern and current public defender Megan Haley. They were followed up by Bottom of the Hudson whose vocalist and songwriter Eli Simon we finally realized sounds just like Bob Mould (this just in: Bill has always thought that he sounds like Bob Mould, and even wanted to put Husker Du on the sticker (this also just in: Bill wonders if anyone will care about this post beside Shil and Jon)). Deerhunter came on next and played to a sold out Caledonia crowd, blowing most of our minds and ear drums. Vocalist Bradford Cox was mesmerizing, and at many moments I thought he would fall off the monitors and right onto Jon and myself.
Keep checking in throughout the course of the day for more live blogging and photo updates! And stayed tuned for tomorrow's reviews of Cinemechanica, Castanets, Phosphorescent, Arizona, A Northern Chorus, Alina Simone, The Folk Yous and Summer Hymns!