George and I have checked in and are preparing for some interviews later and hanging out with Mr. Grizzle before the festivities begin.
First on our itinerary is a band called Cymbals Eat Guitars. They’re receiving quite a buzz and were added to the festival lineup in the spring before they even had a proper management team in place. If you’ve heard the show, you have probably heard “Indiana” or one of their other dynamic-shifting, fuzzed out tunes.
George will be sitting down with the band this afternoon and we hope to have some audio from that later in the day. People are trickling in and bands are starting their sound checks. There are vendors galore and a lot to look at, so I think we’re going to start making the rounds. It’s a really gorgeous day in Chicago. The light breeze and warm sun are a welcome change from the blistering heat of previous festivals.
Away we go!