September 11, 2009

summer music wrap-up

You know how fireworks always end with a ‘grand finale’ where they rapidly blast everything they’ve got left?

If you’ve been following along, you know we’ve seen a lot of concerts this summer. Well, we’ve closed out our summer concert series with quite the explosion!

August 30: Virgin Mobile FreeFest
at Merriweather Post Pavilion

virginfest


St. Vincent

st vincent


Public Enemy

public enemy

public enemy

Rivers Cuomo, of Weezer
rivers cuomo

Mark Hoppus, of Blink-182
blink

Confetti explosion, at the end of the Blink-182 show
blink confetti

Also seen but not pictured: Mates of State, The Bravery, Taking Back Sunday, The Hold Steady

August 31: The Killers
at Merriweather Post Pavilion

Opening band: Wolfmother
wolfmother
Their hair was mesmerizing.

The Killers
The Killers

The Killers

The Killers

We had a few days concert-free, and then drove down to Virginia Beach for my half marathon (race report coming soon!) and the American Music Festival.

Sept 4: Cowboy Mouth
(and Sister Hazel, but no photos, and we left after a couple of songs.)

Cowboy Mouth

Cowboy Mouth

Cowboy Mouth

Sept 5: Marcy Playground and Tonic
(we left Tonic pretty early; I had to get to bed before my race!)

Marcy Playground
Marcy Playground

Marcy Playground

Tonic
Tonic

Sept 6: The Black Crowes
Since this was the headlining show, it was on a much bigger stage. We were really far away!

Black Crowes

Black Crowes

That’s a lot of music for one week!

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