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Mr MidFi
08-06-2007, 06:47 AM
I spent Saturday and Sunday in Grant Park in Chicago with my brother from NC, his new girlfriend (from Nashville), and my nephew...and I saw some great live rock 'n roll.

We saw a nice mix of bands, fairly diverse but all very good. In order:

Cold War Kids (excellent set...I must find out more)
Snow Patrol (better than expected)
Patti Smith (I was too far away to be into it, but sounded good)
Interpol (very, very good)
Amy Winehouse (everyone was having fun except for her)
The Stooges (WOW...these guys still rock massively)
Yo La Tengo / !!! (split my time between them, on my way elsewhere)
My Morning Jacket (outstanding set featuring the Chicago Youth Symphony)

I took off before the Pearl Jam closing set...just too weary and not that big a fan.

Wish I had seen Spoon, but the logistics were not favorable (hard to explain unless you've been to one of these mammoth multi-stage festivals...but sacrifices must be made for the sake of comfort and expediency).

Best moment: Iggy inviting a huge crowd of fans onto the stage for the song "No Fun". There had to be at least 300 people up there...and the Stooges didn't miss a note. It was one of the greatest rock moments I've ever witnessed.