Thursday, May 5, 2011

Beale Street Music Festival

I had a blast at the 2011 Beale Street Music Festival!  So many great bands and kind folk made for a dynamic experience.  I recommend this festival to anyone who likes American music.  Memphis, the home of the blues and rock-n-roll, makes a fitting backdrop for this epic event.  Here is my top 10 list for the 2011 Beale Street Music Festival:


10.  Don't expect to get near the stage when Mellencamp is playing!


9.  Increase your food and beverage budget as it goes fast!


8.  Bring a blanket to sit on when you need a rest, or it will look like you had an unfortunate accident!


7.  Watch out for random tall people... Get to the stage early if you are vertically challenged. 


6.  Take a break from the festival and check out Beale Street - you will find some of the best musicians there!


5. Embrace the porta-potty - as that is pretty much your only option!


4.  Seek cover at the blues tent, drink a beer, and listen to how the pros jam!


3.  Charge that phone!  You will surely lose your companions in the crowd.


2. Shake that booty!  It is a party!


1.  Getting muddy to Wilco on the banks of the Big Muddy is a sacred experience!


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