Vibes 2010: Saturday, 6:45 p.m.

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Galactic finished its performance and I was blown away but what little I saw of the band — I did hear everything. I had heard a lot of good things about the New Orleans-based funk/jazz band, but never heard any of their music. I guess I’ve been missing out as Galactic was just terrific. As […] [Read More]
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Vibes 2010: Dead business

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David Meerman Scott and Brian Halligan, the co-authors of a new book, “Marketing Lessons from the Grateful Dead,” stopped by the media tent to talk about it. The subtitle sums up the book’s purpose: “What Every Business Can Learn from the Most Iconic Band in History.” “Brian and I are big Deadheads; I’ve been going […] [Read More]
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Vibes 2010: Friday, 10:45 p.m.

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Furthur’s first set ended a few minutes ago and it was solid. The group played a lot of songs this casual Dead fan knew, including “Jack Straw,” “Ramble on Rose,” “Friend of the Devil,” “Eyes of the World” and Buddy Holly’s “Not Fade Away, to name a few. In the past, when I saw Bob […] [Read More]
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Vibes 2010: Friday, 9 p.m.

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Robert Randolph and the Family Band was as good as expected. I saw them open for Eric Clapton at Madison Square Garden a few years ago and they were great then and they are great now. I’m probably the only one of the 20,000 or so people here at Seaside Park that is disappointed Furthur […] [Read More]
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Vibes 2010: Now it’s a festival

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I guess the Vibes is officially official now that Wavy Gravy has finally appeared. The 1960s counterculture icon took the stage for a few minutes of his humorous stories and also pleading with people to visit the nonprofit booths and do good in their communities. Probably the same exact speeches from the past three years […] [Read More]
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Vibes 2010: Now it's a festival

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I guess the Vibes is officially official now that Wavy Gravy has finally appeared. The 1960s counterculture icon took the stage for a few minutes of his humorous stories and also pleading with people to visit the nonprofit booths and do good in their communities. Probably the same exact speeches from the past three years […] [Read More]
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Vibes 2010: Paying their respects

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The festival came to a halt at around 6:30 p.m., but not because of any technical difficulties or other trouble. The Vibes took a short break to offer up a moment of silence in honor of Steven Velasquez and Michal Baik, the two Bridgeport firefighters who died on duty last weekend. The pause lasted for […] [Read More]
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Vibes 2010: Friday, 6:30 p.m.

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Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings just killed it, bringing some old-school R&B and soul to the Vibes’ Main Stage. I had seen Jones and Co. perform on “The Colbert Report” a few months back, so I knew how good they were. It turns out “good” is an understatement. Seeing and hearing them perform was […] [Read More]
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