For Friday night, I signed up for Headphones and Snowcones. It basically cost me $40 for a pair of headphones that streamed a live audio mix directly from the soundboard to my tympanic membranes. This was the first time I tried the experience for an entire show and now Iâ€™m afraid live music will never sound the same. These headphones allowed me to tune out the rest of the world so I could get completely lost in the moment. This type of experience is the reason I am so in love with live music and now I donâ€™t know how I will be able to fully enjoy a show without a set of headphones on. So it goes.
The second set on Friday opened with a DBK club sandwich and contained the nightâ€™s only debut mash-up: â€œThe Final Teen Spiritâ€. Dramatic synths from Europeâ€™s â€œThe Final Countdownâ€ directly clashed with Nirvanaâ€™s grunge classic â€œSmells Like Teen Spiritâ€. The simplicity of mashing only two songs into one seamless tune made this one of the most successful, straightforward mash-up of the weekend.
Brotherâ€™s Rage played a smoking after party show on Friday night that featured one of my favorite sit-ins to date. Jake Cinninger, the other worldly guitarist from Umphreyâ€™s McGee, joined the late night act for a cover of The Grateful Deadâ€™s â€œEstimated Profitâ€ followed by some spacey improv. The jam eventually slammed into the sweaty disco tune, â€œYou Should be Dancingâ€ originally by the Bee Geeâ€™s and featured Mr. Barry Brown on vocals. Needless to say, a legendary dance party erupted among all who attended and continued into the early morning hours.
Originally posted: summercampfestival.com/2013/11/04/mashup/