Concert Sutra’s Music Midtown 2004

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Concert Sutra’s Music Midtown 2004

by terri sapp

Photo Credits:     Ween and George Clinton photos taken by Ben Rose; Joss Stone photo taken by Chris McKay; Dave Grohl  and crowd surfer photos taken by Frank Mullen; and brought to you courtesy of The Wicked Group.

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MMT 2004 crowd surfer by Frank Mullen            Each and every year on the first weekend of May in Midtown Atlanta, the biggest and best festival in the Southeast takes over!  The most special aspect of Music Midtown is that no matter what acts are booked to play, this weekend is nothing but fun.  2004 is no different.  I have attended this festival for the last several years, and have found that even if there don’t seem to be any artists that you aren’t interested in experiencing, you can always find something new that will catch your attention.  Not only are there several different stages set up in the middle of the city, but the price of the weekend three-day pass is truly noteworthy.  This year, I was able to catch a total of fourteen bands over the course of the weekend, and the ticket price is under fifty dollars!  Read More »

Concert Sutra Getting Wet With Outkast’s Big Boi

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Concert Sutra Getting Wet With Outkast’s Big Boi

by terri sapp

photo credits: shots of Big Boi taken by Ben Rose, and brought to you courtesy of http://www.wickedgroup.com;  cover shot courtesy of http://www.outkast.com/; and crowd shot courtesy of http://www.leahyetter.com/

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Big Boi by Ben Rose 2004

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Saturday night at Music Midtown (Atlanta, Georgia’s largest annual inner-city festival) is always a night full of wandering around between stages trying to catch a bit of all of your favorite shows.  This year was the best, as I found myself running from stage to stage trying to catch George Clinton and the P-Funk, The Doors of the 21st Century, The Foo Fighters, and Big Boi of Outkast.  Surprisingly enough, I made them all!  However, due to the nature of the festival, it is nearly impossible to experience one entire show, in order to get a glimpse of several.  This year, though, Big Boi was scheduled as the grand finale, and I knew I had to make it to his stage from beginning to end.

May 2, 2004 was one of the most voluminous crowds I have ever seen at Music Midtown, and I have seen some pretty big ones.  With every stages’ headliner (listed above), I thought, “Damn, this is the biggest crowd I have ever seen here.”  Then, at one point, I realized that around 11:00 p.m. (start of Big Boi), at least half of the crowd at every stage was headed to join the already large crowd at the Q100 stage to warm up to the Speakerboxxx (I know, because I was right there with them)!  This was my 2004 DON’T MISS, and I am sure glad, because it was hands down the best show of the year!

Big Boi has always been in my top five favorite rappers list, along with his Outkast counterpart, Andre 3000.  Before their newest amazing Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, I always thought of them as Outkast, only together, not apart.  Read More »