We saw half of the Incubus set (Garber’s “guilty pleasure”), all of Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, all of the Beastie Boys, the first 30+ minutes of The Police (+ Roxanne), and the majority of the Modest Mouse set.
Ben Harper’s performance was solid; the B-Boys were still impressive (now in their 40’s); The Police seemed pretty well rehearsed and at least enjoyable; and Modest Mouse played a great set.
One of the more revealing moments of the night was watching a huge number of attendees (including ourselves) leave The Police set to make it over to see Modest Mouse (pictured below)…
All in all, I was really impressed with the festival organizers. Everything from grabbing a beer to walking between stages to using the port-o-potties was hassle free. According to Sting, there were roughly 35,000+ people in attendance.
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