Details of Mixfest and the Ticket Luck value
The 10th annual Mixfest held at the Bank of America Pavilion, surely did preferred quality over quantity in its line-up for singers. Even though the line-up wasn't as large as it used be in the past years, still fest was sound enough to keep the essence of its tradition alive. It provided 6 hours to eight artists to perform, which didn't allow some of artists to perform even 5 songs.
Fest initiated with a screamy start as the Pat McGee's Band performed the opening act. But it wasn't as energizing performance as Gavin DeGraw's band delivered. As compared to McGee, DeGraw looked fine delivering his rock star poses along with the compelling looks of his band, as he delivered I don't want to be.
Then, came the turn of Cyndi Lauper, to hit the stage. She stepped into the crowd while singing Shine, overlooking her unsettled wardrobe issues. Even though the fest mainly consisted of hits only, still Cyndi experimented with her songs like ?Girls Just Wanna Have Fun', Time After Time, All through the night and She Bop.
Clothed rather simply in jeans with a white sleeveless top, Michelle Branch sang mainly from her new album, Hotel paper. She sang the songs like Goodbye to You and Everywhere, while gripping an acoustic guitar, which she ditched as she performed songs like Breathe, Love Me Like That and her recent most hit from her recent album Are you happy now? .
Dido, with her sweet enchanting voice, delivered five songs accompanied by an acoustic guitarist. Dressed in simple jeans and bejeweled with gold, Dido gave out her famous hits including the tracks like Thank You and White Flag.
Jason Marz took the stage, with his eyes being cover with his slump hat, singing for approximately for 20 minutes including the tracks like The Remedy along with a cover of Christina Aguilera's song called Beautiful.
Christina's cover was followed by some other covers like Led Zeppelin's Ramble On, performed by Train. Furthermore, Nirvana's Smells like Teen Spirit, the Animals' House of the Rising Sun and Bruce Springsteen's I'm on Fire were covered by Tori Amos.
Then came the time for most anticipated performance of the night, in fact the most awaited, not only by fans but the artists as well, the reunion of the Double D's Duran Duran. Artist's anticipation was publicized as Barenaked Ladies did a rap about Duran Duran and Dido admitting the fact the she has been to Duran Duran's performance 10 times throughout her life. Duran Duran clothed in sleek black suites, looked fine as they always did but the age factor was still there.
During the first half of their performance one third of the crowed slipped out of the site, which was further to reduced on to Hard rock fans as the Double D's performed the tracks like Careless Memories, Notorious, White Lines and Rio.
The evening was closed with the headlining act of Sheryl Crow, as she performed the preview of her album Wildflower. She delivered five tracks including the hits like Every Day Is a Winding Road, Strong Enough, Run, Baby, Run and If It Makes You Happy.