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Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Hippie Fest Returns: beware of hippie fest

I'm not sure why, but the Albright Entertainment Group is bringing back the hippies. I heard them advertising on the radio earlier in the week. You may recall that the first Hippie Fest played Wolf Trap last summer. Here's a glimpse of what you missed (albeit not at WT):

As I heard the advert for Hippie Fest 2009, I was surprised that they would bother, remembering the WaPo article that lambasted the show. Just have a look at the first two sentences:
Rock-and-roll cavalcades rarely add up to the sum of their parts. But it would be hard to come up shorter than the Hippie-fest 2008 bill did on Wednesday at Wolf Trap.
This time around, they play the Pier 6 Pavilion in Baltimore on July 23rd. So here we are, just shy of the 40th anniversaries of the moon landing and of Woodstock, and this is what they drag out. Hippie Fest - continuing to give hippies a bad name.


hemisphire said...

Actually they'll be at Wolf Trap as well, on August 11th. This time around they keep The Turtles and Badfinger (highlights of the WaPo review), drop the others, and add The Rascals, Chuck Negron (from Three Dog Night) and Mountain. I'm thinking of going just for the last two.

Potsy said...

ah, yes. you're right. back to Wolf Trap in August, four days short of the actual Woodstock anniversary. Mountain was at Woodstock, but so was Sha-Na-Na.

Jumbo Slice said...

Jesus that singer in the video is super annoying. I don't mind hippies too much but you wouldn't catch me dead at that show.