Monday, May 3, 2010

Photos: Mount Pleasant Music Festival

Wow, what a great day! After last Saturday's first farmers' market of the year, we were treated to a fab day of music and general merriment. The Mount Pleasant Music Festival was a success from where I stand; the music was A+ and the crowd was as well. Lamont Park was activated with people from 9am until 7pm. Picked up some apples, cider and bread from the Mount Pleasant Farmers' Market and planned to meet a few friends in the same spot later on during the day for the Festival.

Glad we did. Mount Pleasant Main Street pulled off quite the event and I hope there is another at some point. Even the traveling band, Royal Forest (Austin), was great. The music went on pretty much non stop and Radio CPR's DJ Wanako spun tunes in between sets. The sound was perfect and so was the crowd.

Little kids danced to the beats and the adults sat on blankets, stood behind the stage, or leaned on fences while politely cheering after each song. I'm guessing maybe half the crowd was actually from Mount P, which is great, because that means the Fest was good enough and promoted enough to become a destination. Over the course of the Fest, there must have been a couple of hundred observers? I don't know, I'm terrible at guessing crowd sizes. At any one point, there were about 60-70 people watching any given band, with the larger crowds gathering towards the end of the Festival. Deleted Scenes capped it all with a spirited set, preceded by the Four Horseman who were quite the crowd pleaser as well. Well done all around folks, well done.