Music and more music to my ears! Immersed in Images-Day 2
The stormy sounds and lyrical open diary of this band are something to force yourself to get up and get out early. I was so thankful we arrived just in time to experience it fully.
Day Wave was playing a music festival for the very first time! It sure seemed to me they had it all down.
And of course you should bring your trusty banana, so your friends can find you!
Emotionally beautiful songs, of a deep hearted nature, encompass Noah Gundersen’s musical style. I followed him a couple of years ago when he had minimum instrumentation, but it was a bigger punch with this lovely band in support.
Heading back to the other Ponce De Leon stage I met this adorable gal, Jessica Pippard, all dressed up in fun clothes sitting in the sun. Please see her shoes! Platform love!
Resting our weary bones and waiting on Shakey Graves, we realized a bit too late he was performing an impressive, spontaneous acoustic set while they tried to fix the speaker system problems.
I was focused on the clouds going by and thought this cloud was a funky one. What do you see?
At first I saw a Scottish Terrier, then the head morphed into W.C. Fields. Suddenly, I snapped back to reality and heard Shakey ! He’s an act not to be missed.
For an early dinner, we listened to The Vaccines and checked out the other food truck zone. We found this crazy delicious and decadent dish.
Veggie loaded tater tots with a bit of Sriracha sauce.
If my memory is correct the guitarist on the far right is from Roswell, GA. I’m there to support someone local, even if it is only him. I am thinking the local bands were few and far between. A missing link to this Festival, for sure.
Resting a bit, well really, camping out a good spot for Foals, we enjoyed Silversun Pickups from afar.
One of my most anticipated bands came up next and it was epic! Monumental! And…. as you will see, I was in the right place at the right time and was gobsmacked with the power of hearty rock and roll!
So, I was trying to capture the excitement, when lead singer, Yannis, brought the concert to me! Well, see what you think.
A moment of crazy excitement, I won’t quickly forget! The fun part was I made some great friends waiting on this concert, and we were all so blown away by the power and performance of Foals. Such an intensely cool experience. The music ended and we were slack jawed and speechless.
It ramped up my fun to be surrounded by people who were a blast and mega fans like me. This is Kyle, Sean, Taylor, and Peter. They traveled all the way from Richmond VA to come to Shaky Knees, and I had the privilege of hanging out with them for a very cool show!
I could have ended my night right here, but no…we made our way over to see Walk The Moon. I was still reveling in the glory of Foals, so I took my sweet time and caught this innovative couple.
When I arrived to see Walk The Moon, it was super packed and a fierce light show, so pictures proved quite difficult. This is just proof positive that I really did try…
Walk The Moon
After a couple of songs, we gave up and rushed off to see My Morning Jacket.
My Morning Jacket
Alongside the inspiring set of music, their show was loaded with lights and special effects.
The crazy coolest effect was when they covered Prince’s “Purple Rain” and made it appear to rain on Centennial Park as we were leaving. What, what? See for yourself, but obviously my picture doesn’t do it justice. I remember them at the very first Shaky Knees, I was standing in mud and pouring rain, and this appearance was like they were all grown up and we were too.
Literally out of the blue, we said goodbye to Day 2!