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August 27, 2012 at 8:12 AM

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Photos and lines: Cairo's 'Vibrations' 2012 music festival

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for vibes setlist L.jpgCapitol Hill art/retail space Cairo had Volunteer Park a-rockin' all day Saturday, with its second annual "Vibrations" music fest. The musical highlight was Witch Gardens playing new songs from their upcoming "I'd Rather Be Alone" album. The local pop quartet sounded upbeat and peppy until you listened to the lyrics about never getting a fair shake in life.

Also great: OC Notes and White Rainbow's hip-hop-esque instrumental jams ("We're just making this up as we go along," said Notes, layering jazz piano over electro drums).

Young families showed up and so did party people of a distinctly mellow variety. Groups of friends joined blankets on the ground to form little blanket cities. Hula hoopers stood in the middle of everyone, showing off their skills. The sun shone burningly, if you forgot to bring sunscreen. Booths sold clothes, pies, coffee, tamales and popsicles. There was a general enchanted feeling in the air, especially at night when the nearby wooded grove lit up with rainbow colors, projected on dresses and sheets hanging from trees. With no disturbances or major hiccups, the whole thing ended promptly at 10 p.m.

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The crowd; photos by me

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Responsibility

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Harp/bass half of Witch Gardens

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Owl

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Good dog

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Best dog

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OC Notes and White Rainbow

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Independent labels Highfives and Handshakes, CMRTYZ

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Erik Blood + band

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Ian Judd, Vibrations organizer

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Night Beats

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I Want You video installation


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