Fourth on Flagler, rocking the stages and the skies

The rain (pretty much) stayed away from downtown West Palm but the crowds didn’t, making for an enjoyable day of music.  A total of five bands were playing on Clematis and the Meyer;  I caught two.

One of the high points? Mighty Mongo played the Meyer and put on a great high energy show, mixing up covers and their own original material. My favorite cover was Whole Lotta Love which they performed flawlessly. Their original material was full of catchy hooks and well arranged. If you haven’t heard Mighty Mongo you have got to catch one of their shows.

 

Taylor Road was playing the Clematis Street stage, and they performed well.  I’ll let the video speak for itself (they always do a good job).

 

I heard various opinions on the fireworks (some negative), but I have never been disappointed by the fireworks downtown. The shows are always quite long with impressive finales; this was no exception. I didn’t time the show, but I was able to shoot video from three locations (and slip a beverage in there).


World of Beers was conveniently located next to where I was standing at the end of the fireworks show, and the accomplished country artist Samantha Russell was performing there acoustically, and sounded fantastic. She covered Jennifer Nettles (of Sugarland) perfectly, I wouldn’t be surprised if she has a lot of great original material too.  I tried to time it so I could catch the last couple of songs by Hot Chelle Rae but, alas, they ended early.  Heard that they were good, though.

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