Sunday, September 12, 2010

moe.down XI - sunday - main stage

As you can probably tell by the first recordings I've released, the highly anticipated Sunday lineup on the main stage lived up to the hype. The rain subsided overnight and the only inclimate weather we faced was gale winds during Grace Potter's set to start the day. After that it was smooth sailing. With the lineup Sunday boasted there was no reason to leave the stage area all day.

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals were a late addition replacing Jakob Dylan. The set included a lot of her more recent and in my opinion more poppy tunes. It was a very well played set but my standouts were some of the older songs like Joey and 2:22. Grace was definitely the loudest all weekend as Rob Clarke pointed out. Here are some of Rob's photographs:

Next up on the main stage was Mike Gordon and his band. It hasn't been too long since Mike was on the road with Phish and decided to do a one-off show in between tours. He won't perform solo again until November so this was a treat. We even got the debut of a new song off the album Moss to be released in October. It was called Idea and was a what I consider a great Mike Gordon Band tune. Not too many bass bombs, but it's still a very signature little tune for Cactus. Here's some more of Rob's shots:

The biggest act of the weekend, and arguably ever at moe.down, followed when The Black Keys took the stage.This was one of the more energetic sets I've seen from Pat and Dan despite the setlist rarely changing. The staples like thickfreakness, 10AM Automatic and I Got Mine all had a little more feeling in my opinion. Great set:

The festival closed Sunday night with two of moe.'s best sets of the weekend. The first had some incredible jamming right off the bat with the segue from Buster into Haze. Like the rest of the weekend, new songs debuted this year were the focal point. The entire first set is on point and some of the best moe. I've seen this year.

After a mayoral vote for the ages with Rage Lincoln winning for his Headysburg Address, moe. ended the weekend in style with a set book ended by Moth. Both Four and the obligatory Rebubula were thrown in for good measures. We got a little more than 20% effort as suggested by Rob. The Superman vs. Hulk debate between The Pit and Farmer Ben on the other hand... This weekend left me wanting as usual. Luckily the Beacon/Tower run is right around the corner. Hopefully I can find some shots of the new mayor, but until then here's some of moe. from Sunday:

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