Review Roundup: Capitol Hill Block Party 2010

via Ear Candy

While sharing musical bliss with old friends is great, sharing that same musical bliss with strangers can lead to new, and sometimes momentary, friendships. Since everyone at Block Party is wrangled into the chain-linked pen of the few blocks around Pike Street everyone tends to get along and enjoy each other’s company. I’ve found that like most festivals a lot of the crowd imbibes in the libations but they also are very, very passionate about the music.

via The Sound of Sound

You throw on your 3rd favorite pair of jeans and get ready for Day 2 of Block Party. It starts earlier than yesterday so you’re going to have to pace yourself. You grab a sharpie and scrawl ‘pace yourself’ into the palm of your hand, forgetting that you”ll probably wash your hands about 90 times over the course of the day.

via Yow Yow!

Holy Fuck was one of the many bands that blew everyone away at Capitol Hill Block Party this weekend. The reviews were so good that they named them as the band that stole away the entire show, even from MGMT. 

via KEXP

There was no band at Block Party my friends and I were more excited to see than The Dead Weather and we were determined to get up close to see Jack White and Alison Mosshart in person. The Main Stage was a little crowded, but we had to go for it and after close to an hour of squirming, shuffling, and biding our time, we ended up more or less at the front.

via Bumpershine

Unlike the first day, I was able to get there early enough to navigate myself to the main stage for a few sets. By the time the Blue Scholars came on, though, it was once again an impossibly crowded affair. Leaving the main stage near the end of BS set, it took me about 7 minutes to navigate the crowd.

Born during a backstage Bonnaroo downpour, Vito's mission in life is to dance, write, and travel to all the great festivals that this wide world has to offer.