An Alternative Review: Governor's Ball ’14

Interior of VIP tent by main stage. Credit: Helen Jiang
Interior of VIP tent by main stage. Credit: Helen Jiang

As a third time volunteer, Governor’s Ball Music Festival is what I look forward to–a good vibes extravaganza to mark the beginning of summer. Having frequented this festival in the past, I know that the rich art scene is not always covered in full. This recap serves to highlight the vibrant visual arts and gastronomical delights from this year’s festival for your reading pleasure.

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James Blake at the 9:30 Club, 5/12/13

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A hazed, empty stage lay before me as Samiyam made his exit. A calm fog crept over the platform, overflowing into the audience as the vapor muddled our sight. After only listening to James Blake for a relatively short while and never watching a live video, I didn’t quite know what to expect. As the name would suggest, James Blake, intuitively, implies James Blake on stage, with a beat machine, keyboard, and various other electronic devices. As the band walked on stage I was pleasantly surprised to see a drummer and a guitarist make their entrance along with the man behind the music. Continue reading “James Blake at the 9:30 Club, 5/12/13”