Band of Horses
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
DOWNLOAD FESTIVALwith Apollo Sunshine, Bang Camaro, Wolf Parade, Band of Horses, Neko Case, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Guster, and Modest MouseAugust 18, 2007 at Tweeter Center, MansfieldAll photos by Carina Mastrocola
There was no right-clicking Saturday at the Tweeter Center Download Festival, one of four such events occurring this month across the country, this one featuring Modest Mouse, Guster, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Neko Case, Wolf Parade, Band of Horses, Bang Camaro, and Apollo Sunshine. Indeed, it remains a mystery just what this "computah concert" (as one grizzled scalper in the parking lot called it) had to do with its name.
But if there weren't banks of computers from which fans could insta-blog to the indie masses or fill their flash drives full of live tracks, there were plenty of other diversions for a decidedly less-than-capacity crowd. One could line up for free screenprint T-shirts at the Volkswagen garage. Or have a digital photo taken at the Nikon booth. Or grab a totally sweet Nokia beer cozy. Or noodle on a Gibson guitar. Or paint a custom environmentally aware slogan on a canvas tote bag at the Natural Resources Defense Council booth, barely a hundred yards from where Gulf Oil was trying to give away free swag . . .
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