Railroad revival and Edward Sharpe. I saw these guys a year or so ago in a 100 person venue; it was amazing. As an old hippie I had stirrings of the days of brotherhood and foggy optimism. Let's talk about the sloppy glorified band practice we witnessed in Tempe. Alexander telling fourth grade jokes and endless pontificating . The band was loose to say the least. Time to polish and write some new material or go the way of so many one album bands. Mumford and Sons on the other hand, sincere and passionate in their performance and music. Unfortunately we only caught the end of Old Crow Medicine Show,but lets face it these guys were way ahead of the bluegrass Americana movement.
Crowd highlights. People dressed in straw hats and overalls and eating corn on the cobb. This decades version of Madonna and Robert Smith dress alike concert goers. Overall though a great promotion idea with the train and state fair feeling.