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Monday, July 5, 2010

Athfest 2010: Oh, those Modern Skirts!

Friday, June 25th, 2010
Modern Skirts

Sheets of rain washed over the crowd as Spring Tigers finished their set. Not again! It seemed that the Athfest festivites were going to be postponed once more. Members of the staff scrambled to cover the instruments and amps onstage to protect them from the inches of water that continued to fall from the sky. And then to my great surprise, Athfest headliners the Modern Skirts, sporting drenched clothes and rain gear, stepped up and, after only a short delay, started rocking their set!

A couple of months ago, I got my first hint of what a Skirts show was like, but this time around, I heard them as they are meant to be heard. Excitement filled the air as their pop tunes burst onto the scene, putting smiles on every face in the audience and making all of us forget about the rain that poured from above. That's what must make them the band to watch from Athens, this magical ability to bring musical joy even in the middle of an insane downpour. Then singer Jay Gulley upped the fun quota by suddenly ripping off his rain gear and sliding straight into the growing pool of water at the end of the stage. Oh man, I wish I had been able to get a picture of that! What a great show!

For all of our coverage of Athfest 2010, click here! I'll be blasting you with updates regularly, so be sure to check back often. Also, look out for Athfest concert videos and vlogs, coming soon to!

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