Monday, June 23, 2008
The Plastic Sax staff managed to drop by Corporate Woods on Saturday and Sunday. We left both days before the headliners appeared. The size of the audience Saturday was at least fifty percent larger than on Sunday.
This is news because Saturday was ostensibly a "jazz" day. The site transformed into a country festival Sunday.
Is this disparity a referendum on jazz versus country? Was Saturday's big crowd only there for the Average White Band, the '70s funk hitmakers? Are Lone Star, the headliners Sunday, no longer able to attract thousands of fans? Or is it just that fewer people go out on Sunday?
I don't know what to make of it.
Megan Birdsall and her band of first-call ringers, by the way, were spectacular.
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)