Sunday, June 8, 2008

The Roots Picnic Pt.1

Saturday some friends and I took a trip to Illadelph to check out The Roots picnic. The Roots put together a show for their hometown folks with a line up that comprised of Gnarls Barkley, Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings, The Cool Kids and others. The festival atmosphere was dope and the weather was hot but nice. The crowd was hyped for the performances and at $50 a pop per ticket the lineup was worth way more. The cool kids came out and did their thing, got the crowd going a bit then Sharon Jones and the Dap King got them groovy. Her energy was so high it was amazing that she could dance so much but her voice never faltered once. The Roots didn't headline but they performed throughout the whole show and came on right before Gnarls to do a bunch of their hits. It was a dope set as well. If you've yet to see The Roots live then you're missing one of the best live shows and bands around. You can tell that these dudes have been doing this for years. A lot of the hip hop heads decided to leave after The Roots left the stage, either they didn't know Gnarls was coming on after or they weren't big fans. Gnarls finally took the stage after what seemed to be an eternity (thank you Philly sound techs). They came out wearing slacks and mustard blazers. They just came right out with the songs that we all love from their two hit albums. Ceelo's voice sounded so good live just like on the records. The night ended beautiful and the trip was worth every bit of it. Peep the pics below.....

Don't remember her name but she was full of energy and her performance was good

The Cool Kids
Dap Kings
Black Thought (The Roots)

This guy proposed to his girlfriend during the show(she said yes)

Pt. 2 coming soon

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