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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Lilith Fair 2010: My Experience

If you haven't heard of the Lilith Fair, here is a quick "Reader's Digest" version to catch you up...

Lilith Fair is a traveling music festival that was founded by Canadian musician Sarah McLachlan and originally took place during the summers of 97, 98 & 99. It consisted entirely of female solo artists and female-led bands. In its 3 years, it attracted over 1.5 million fans and raised over $10M for women's charities throughout North America.

After a ten year break, the ladies of Lilith are back on the bus, once again led by founder Sarah McLachlan and 90's Lilth tour regular, Sheryl Crow. And although I never had the opportunity to attend the original Lilith Fair in the 90's, I was lucky enough to attend this year's Lilith Fair last weekend at the Shoreline amphitheater in Mountain View, CA. And let me say, it was an AMAZING event... and that's not just because I had third row seats, although I am sure that didn't hurt.

The event was set up with 3 smaller stages outside of the main stage, each with different bands playing at different times throughout the afternoon until 5:50 when the main stage was set for the larger acts to begin.

If you do have the change to catch the Lilith Fair this summer, I highly recommend it. Other then the amazing bands, the crowd was mostly women with a large percentage of them being lesbian...always a bonus!

Here are a few images I took last weekend, I hope you enjoy them.

In order from top to bottom: Marie Digby, Susan Justice, A Fine Frenzy, Colbie Caillat, The Bangles, Miranda Lambert, Heart & Sarah McLachlan

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