|Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings at Summerfest|
I’m not much of a music festival gal. For starters, I inherited my mother’s ability to literally wilt in the heat, which does me no good living in Houston come summer. (We’re already hitting record heat, and it’s only June 6. God help me…)
Also, attending ACL last fall might have completely done me in with festivals. Don’t get me wrong – they have their place, and I think the concept of getting a ton of awesome bands together in one place for everyone to see is great. But do we really need to keep trying to re-create Woodstock? When I’m sitting a mile from the stage and The Mountain Goats look more like The Miniature Goats, I vote we should leave well enough alone. Add summer heat and I’m out.
But I digress. Because every year five more festivals pop up (or, y’know, Coachella expands to two weekends…), so I know I’m in the wrong.
That said, I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed myself Saturday at Free Press Summerfest right here in Houston – and despite record temperatures. [Read more…]