Aloe Blacc, Maya Jupiter, La Sera - Silver Lake Jubilee - 5/27/2012
|The food trucks|
"You Make Me Smile" had every couple in the place holding onto each other. And during Blacc's massive hit "I Need A Dollar," which ironically has put many dollars in his pocket, the crowd parted down the middle to allow for a impromptu line of swaying dancers. That song seems to resonate with people on a deep level, maybe it's because of its catchy beat, maybe it's because it captures how people feel about living in a recession. Whatever it was, we put our hands up and cheered.
Personal Bias: I'm one of those guys who's always annoying people by pontificating about "localism," so I'm inclined to like community events.
The crowd: Lots of families.
Random Notebook Dump: As per usual the literary stage was sparsely attended. It seems we writers don't have same pull as musicians.