Friday, August 1 - Saturday, August 2
All summer we had been looking forward to this weekend. Our 2 favorite bands, STS9 and Umphrey's McGee, had teamed up for a co-headline summer tour, and they were closing out the tour with 2 nights in Atlanta - only four-and-a-half hours away!
Sugar Magnolia. (Despite the Grateful Dead song of the same name, there didn't seem to be any intent to link the place to the band or their legacy.)
Masquerade Music Park.
Ironically, the tree in the photo above was in the front yard of the Sugar Magnolia Bed-and-Breakfast where we were staying. (Notice all of the stretched and broken power lines!)
Not only was Saturday night a disaster, but we also missed Umphrey's McGee's set on Friday evening because Rob's new teaching position at Pontotoc County School District required him to be at school that day until 3pm for his first day on the job. We left home at 3:45pm, but with the time zone change, we didn't arrive at the show until 9pm.
At least we got to see a solid STS9 set on Friday night, focusing largely on their new Peaceblaster album, but also featuring a couple of our favorite old-school classics, Circus and Tap-In.
One a Day
Beyond Right Now
Peaceblaster '68 >
Needless to say, the weekend was disappointing. In 20 years of seeing hundreds of concerts, we've never had anything like that happen! Hopefully we can go another 20 years without such a debacle?
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