peipunk Posted August 29, 2005 Report Share Posted August 29, 2005 (edited) Wow, what an amazing time. I'm not one to write a big review (at least not now while I feel utterly brain dead) but I'll briefly mention a couple of things about the weekend. Steve Kimock Band: I think that this may have been my favourite Evolve set ever. I knew it was going to be good, but OH MY GOD, I was losing my mind. Surprise Me Mr. Davis: A bit of a stumble to start the show; Nathan Moore breaks a string. Marc helps him change it between songs. Brad's guitar stops working- he is given another guitar. Then, Nathan breaks another string. Somewhat flustered, he is given another guitar. The boys then settle in (although there was a beautiful Poor Boy 2nd song in before the shit happened) and rip out my favourite song of the whole weekend- I Hate Love. I don't know many of their songs, but Rubber Ball was in there, and I was mesmerized as usual by the world class musicaianship. Awesome. NOW........ I CANNOT UNDERSTAND THIS.... IT ABSOLUTELY INFURIATED ME BOTH NIGHTS.... Friday night Slowcoaster's set overlapped with Steve Kimock. We left Slowcoaster 30 minutes into their set and still missed the beginning of Steve Kimock. Saturday night, Burt Neilson's set overlapped with SMMD. I left the Burt's 4 songs in (after epic versions of In The Belly and Down With The Sound) ran full speed to the main stage, where, I shit you not, there was about 40 people watching Surprise Me Mr. Davis. I nearly pulled out what little hair I have left. People gradually trickled over, but.... HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE MISSED BIG PARTS OF THE HEADLINERS BECAUSE OF OVERLAPPING SETS BETWEEN REALLY GOOD BANDS.... But the bands only play until midnight??? Is this necessary?? Wassabi was given what was BY FAR the best timeslot of the weekend. That's all I'm saying about that. The DJ after Kimock was AWESOME....and then DJ Harry drove us back to our campsite by doing a 15 minute remix of Push It to start his set.....? Weather was great for the weekend, but I guess the rain that came right before Friday really messed the place up....there was a lot of muddy quagmires, big tractor ruts, and a lot of rough terrain. I also overheard people saying that the entire stage had slid in the mud Thursday night and had to be rebuilt on Friday. Overall, we had an amazing weekend, Saturday was so hot that we went to the beach for the afternoon...it was great but I'm sorry I missed Fat Jebus. All of Green sounded the best I have ever heard them Friday night too. What else.....oh, the Gratefully Deadicated Sound System was a very welcome late night sanctuary for a lot of people...the tent was ROCKING until the wee hours. For reference, this was a great deal smaller than last years Evolve; THIS IS ONLY MY PERSONAL ESTIMATE, but I thought that there was about 5000 people at last year's Evolve, close to 2000 at Shoreline and I'm guessing about 3000 at this year's Evolve. Any corrections to these guesses would be welcome. I hope people don't think I'm being a whiny bitch, I had an AWESOME weekend and there was some amazing music, but I just can't understand why these great bands have to compete with each other. Other than that, thank you Evolve for bringing some world class entertainment so close to home for me, and I hope you continue to do so. AND NEXT TIME LETS SEE SOME MORE ONTARIO FOLKS!!! cheers cb Edited August 29, 2005 by Guest Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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