The Low Down

Monday, May 21, 2012

Music Monday: Hangout

Last May, I swore off the Hangout Music Festival forever. It was hot, crowded, smelly and more loaded than a Colombian drug cartel.

Then they announced the 2012 line-up and we were lured back to the beach with 35,000 of our closest friends.

Thank goodness.

First off, the organizers did a great job of listening to the requests of the festival-goers and the locals. There was more room, better (& less trippy) bands; and the the vendors included local favorites like Burris Farm Market, L.A. Barbeque and GooRoo's Grill.

Secondly, the music was incredible. My favorite shows included: The Givers, The Lumineers, Gary Clark, Jr., and, yes, Dave Matthews Band (with Tim Reynolds!!!) Don't hate, guys, the man has still got it. J would probably add Jack White to the list. Unfortunately, due to a blown heater hose on my Honda, I missed our inner-state faves, Alabama Shakes. Hopefully they'll stop by after their European tour!

All in all... what a great weekend! What bands would you like to see at Hangout 2013?


  1. I am so jealous that you saw the Lumineers! One of these years I am going to get to Hangout. Some day.

  2. I would love to see Marc Broussard come to the Hangout next year. If he was performing, I would be in the front row!!! But that's just me!

    1. I agree! Are you going to see him at the Wharf in a few weeks? He's opening for Corey Smith, I think.


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