Several bows must be made by me to Meghan Gustafson and Emily Hjelm for asking me to be the official St. Mary's Basilica Block Party photographer.
Imagine planning a 2 day, 3 stage, 12 (or so) band event. That's exactly what Meghan (fellow ISES member) and Emily are responisble for creating every year in an around the grounds of the Basilica in downtown Minneapolis. The volunteer orginazation was insane, the production quality, timing and exectution was seriously top-dollar, and holy crap - the talent!!!
Well anyway, this some of day one. Day two to follow shortly.
FINALLY! I got to see the Jayhawks.
Lead singer of Fitz and the Tantrums with his people.
Michael Franti and Spearhead. Some say this was the best show they'd ever seen.
David Gray. Damn he can sing.