- Geno Delafose and French Rockin' Boogie from Eunice, Louisiana (Fri/Sun)
- Chicago style blues from Steady Rollin' Bob Margolin and Lurrie Bell (Sat)
- The Fareed Haque Group melding Asian harmonies and Jazz (Sun)
Grant Park offers some nice shady places to get relief from the sun. It was needed today.
That is Amy Winehouse way up there. OK, so you're going to have to trust me on that. . . I was unfamiliar with her music, but really enjoyed her sultry voice and soulful songs.
The Stooges together again after 30 years. I saw Iggy Pop a couple times in the late '70s / early '80s - including a memorable performance at Headliners. . . Yes, I did sing along with "I Wanna Be Your Dog."
Yo La Tengo was another highlight set for me - but it seems like I say that after every one of their performances. What can I say, I love 'em. Ira Kaplan was unhinged from the get go. They started with Sugarcube, played Pass the Hatchet and ended with a 15 minute Story of Yo La Tengo.
I had my best spot of the festival for YLT, and so took lots of great pictures. YLT fans can check them out here. (I think you will enjoy them!)
Kudos to new friends Laurie and Daniel who came out for a last hurrah before the new baby arrives. (You can't tell from this picture, but she is very pregnant!) Keep on rockin' kids!
Don't try too hard to figure out why there is a foot there.
It was part of the backdrop.
(FYI - Others in our crew saw Stephen Marley during this same time slot and raved about how funky and fun their set was. )
Cold War Kids were up next. I caught a few songs before heading out. . .
I guess I did my share of "dancing" 'cuz this morning my calves were stiff and sore. . . One more day - we're having a blast.
Daft Punk - strange, but cool. Stage and light show was like a fireworks display. Over the top.