Small moments, aesthetic and the crowd vibe made Waterloo Music Fest a success.
By Evangelos Fuge, Pictures by Evangelos Fuge & Joshua Timmons (Jackie Venson pic)
The inaugural Waterloo Music Festival kicked off Sept. 7 and ran through Sept. 9. The festival’s culture was as varied as its music. Campers, commuters and vendors sprawled across the grounds with makeshift hangouts built in among impromptu art sets. A tie-dye hammerhead shark and dancing rainbow bears embodied the essence of the festival, funk and fun.
Sunday was a dreary day, but no one would know from the excited crowd. The first act of the day was pushed back because of weather, but the faithful were there to dance along once it started.
Austin-based Grateful Dead tribute band DeadEye performed in front of a puddle-bound yet undeterred crowd.
Local super group The Austin Groove Project,consisting of former Austin Womancover woman Jackie Venson, Alesia Lani, the Peterson Brothers, Tameca Jones, D-Madness and Jon Keyz took the stage Friday evening to kick off the Waterloo Music Festival.
Sour Bridgesperformed on the Relix Stage, which backed up to the Colorado River, on a wet afternoon.