Saturday night started out with a trip to the WOXY stage at the Aronoff for the Mocks from Monterrey, Mexico. Although they had a few sound mixing problems to start the set, they were a nice, peppy way to start the night. Citybeat’s write-up had a Bjork comparison, which is probably pretty accurate. However, the lead singer also reminded me a bit of the singer for the Brazilian band CSS. With a heavy 80s influence, I am surprised I didn’t see more leg warmers in the audience.
With the Koala Fires starting right when the Mocks were ending, I skipped out on the last song to catch the Scion Streetcar over to the Know Theater. It was my only time riding the streetcar, during the festival, and I think its a good start, although it could be drastically improved.
My driver wasn’t too familiar with the area, and went a couple blocks past my destination. From what I heard, this wasn’t uncommon. The streetcars also stopped going at midnight, although shows were going on until 1 am. We tried to hail one from 6th and Walnut going to Courtyard Cafe just before midnight, and could not find one. So, we walked up Walnut and passed the 20 or so Scions parked in a lot, music still blaring, but not carrying any passengers. Hopefully next year, they will go as long as the music does.
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