The 3rd edition of the NMF was this past weekend and it was great. Better yet it was awesome. I really liked it this year. They shifted things around, added a couple more venues, and more interesting bands. One of them, was the very colorful, never disappointing, full of energy, whacky creative and ooh so catchy Peelander Z.
Those guys know how to get a party started, crazy, then insane. I think they took the crowd by storm with their performance. For a Japanese band to have this degree of success in the US while singing in Japanese, one can’t help to wonder how they did it. Well it’s all about strategic planning (that’s right i never switch off, I’m planner baby, it’s in my blood lol). We all know that good songs need two things: Great lyrics and a good hook. Well their strategy adds a third factor: simplicity. But their simplicity is well orchestrated, which makes their lyrics whacky and the songs catchy!Boy those songs were catchy. From: Medium rare (“how do you like your steak?/M-E-D-I-U-M Rare!/ Say what?/Medium Rare/) to “Tacos” (yo quiero mejico comida/tacos,tacos,tacos,tacos, tacos Suki! (suki in japanese means “I like”) These guys are geniuses. Great times.
Also performing during the weekend a couple of friends of mine. Soye and melissa Mcknight. Now Soye has been doing his thing for quite some time now and his shows never disappoint. So It was a good way to warm up and ease into the festival. As for Melissa (great voice) she was “freelancing” her talents as a singer for a local band, and unfortunately i don’t remember their name…i didn’t take pictures either of that performance because…well…let’s just say that my swedish friend was “Absolut”-ly having a bad influence on me at that point.
Anyway, this post was mostly to show some of the pictures i took throughout the day…and i took a lot. Curating them was not that hard because as it was getting darker, my shots were getting blurry. No pun intended. So, The Norman Music Festival through my lens. Here we go.
Random Shots of Coolness around the Festival