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Gathering of the Vibes 2015: Jen Durkin, Vibe Tribe Ambassador, Watches The Vibes Grow Up

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When Jen Durkin made her debut at what would eventually be dubbed the Gathering of the Vibes, she performed as a member of a singing group led by Georgia Louis, a Bridgeport voice teacher, which sang gospel covers of Grateful Dead songs. “It was 1996, the first year of the festival, on a Sunday afternoon […] [Read More]
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Gathering of the Vibes 2015: Child’s Play

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For the Vibe Tribe’s youngest members, it can be hard get a clear view of the stage when there are thousands of adults towering over you. The Main Stage may not be the most welcoming place for the vertically challenged. But there’s no need to throw a temper tantrum; at the Vibes, there is a special […] [Read More]
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Hypnotist Spinnato’s 3 dates at Foxwoods

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Imagine how you would react if the guy-stranger sitting next to you in a crowded theater began smelling like a skunk. And instead of the horrific odor dissipating after a few moments, it becomes more and more intense. You can’t bear it any longer; you must escape, even if it means climbing over a heap […] [Read More]
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Gathering of the Vibes 2015: Band Together CT

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Band Together has always felt at home at the Gathering of the Vibes. For one thing, the festival is right in the neighborhood of the band’s home base of Fairfield County. It’s also an unofficial reunion of Southern Connecticut’s musician community of which Band Together is the spiritual core.   But aside from the geographic […] [Read More]
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Gathering of the Vibes 2015: Relative Souls

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Since he first started coming to the Gathering of the Vibes in 2007, Mike “Mac” McNamara has swelled up with pride at the sight of his fellow Connecticut musicians performing on the state’s biggest festival stage. “I’m friends with a lot of other Connecticut bands”—Kung Fu, Deep Banana Blackout—“who are much further along on the […] [Read More]
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Gathering of the Vibes 2015: Your Favorite Moment

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  It’s been 20 years since Ken Hays, a Grateful Dead fan and businessman, and local promoter Bob Kennedy, launched a festival to celebrate the music of The Grateful Dead. Today, the Gathering of The Vibes—the four-day music and arts festival at Bridgeport’s Seaside Park—is bigger and better than ever, boasting a diverse mix of […] [Read More]
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Gathering of the Vibes 2015: Walking On Water

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Kesha Michaels and Melissa Sbrega picked the flip-flops off their feet, sauntered down to the shore and waded into the sun-dappled waters of the Long Island Sound. They made there way further and further into the dark blue expanse, assuming that, somewhere along the way, the water would become deep enough so they could swim. But the […] [Read More]
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Scenes from day two of the 20th annual Gathering of the Vibes music festival Friday, July 31, 2015 at Seaside Park in Bridgeport, Conn.

Gathering of the Vibes 2015: Fashion Forward

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Call it Project Runway on acid. At the Vibes, concert-goers don creative, whimsical and outright bizarre fashions, creating one of the most spectacular people watching opportunities this side of Barnum & Bailey. Check out a few of the fashion forward members of the Vibe Tribe: [Read More]
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