Monday, August 31, 2009
Another Street Scene comes to a close and though temps were blistering, the crowds seemed unfazed. I, for one, am exhausted. I worked those photo pits as best as I could, people, but let me tell you, it was HOT! Like, H to the O to the T, hot. And 20 competitive, stinky photographers jostling for a shot in a crowded photo pit all the while bumping up against muscle-bound Street Scene security is no chill day at a music fest.
I loved Public Enemy, and it's a good thing because they were a half hour late! Check out our pics of Flavor Flav. You can see close-ups of his jewelry and the inside of his tilted baseball cap, which still had the stickers marking his hat size and price tags. Nice!
For more photos, check out those taken by Kelly Davis from City Beat. She was everywhere (how'd she do it?) and got really good stuff.
Culture Lust writer Andy Trimlett did interviews with Girl Talk and Silversun Pickups so look forward to those posts coming this week. Besides Public Enemy, I thoroughly enjoyed Busta Rhymes (best crowd, too) and Thievery Corporation. I missed lots of bands because I could only go on Saturday. What did you all think? Who did you like best? I heard Conor Oberst was horrible and Sharon Jones was terrific.
What about Street Scene in general - did everything run smoothly for you? Long lines? Well organized? Chaos? Let us know what you thought of Street Scene, 2009!