by Pietro Truba
With spotty wi-fi, hot mud, stinky hippies and a flow of overwhelming mediocrity from The Kings of Leon on the main stage, here are day 1 and 2 updates on
As one of the trio of acts to start the festivities Thursday afternoon, rollicking folk act Frontier Ruckus pulled a surprisingly big crowd at small tent in Centeroo, bucking some of the trend that opening crowds are fairly inattentive (and sometimes in single-digits) as roughly 200 people found their way to Metro Detroit quintet's 45-minute set.
Despite not being a Detroiter, we'll give Diane Birch a little love as she was born in Michigan before moving to South Africa.
However, it was Mayer Hawthorne & The County who took the reins into the evening, as the real party starts as the sun goes down.
Early on Friday, Detroit's new jangle 'n' swoon sensation, Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas, played their first of two sets of the weekend at The Ford Fiesta Tent, and Frontier Ruckus treated campers to an impromptu performance at a crowded street corner in the massive campground.
--- Pietro Truba