Return of the Festivarians
Festival-goers from around the country return for year two of Wakarusa...but will Lawrencians show their love, too?
You can thank Jerry Garcia for bringing Wilco to Lawrence, Kansas. You can also thank Bonnaroo, String Cheese Incident, hippies, drugs, the internet and the suburbs. Without all of these components, the festivarians wouldn't be steering their VW buses towards Lawrence this week. And without the festivarians, The Wakarusa Festival would be selling about as many tickets as this weekend's less-than-marquee showdown between the Kansas City Royals and the Houston Astros.
lawrence.com's top picks for Wakarusa 2005
Must-see acts for this year's festival...
Son Volt's Jay Farrar phones it in
We checked in with alt-country kingpin Jay Farrar via telephone through to his studio/rehearsal space in St. Louis to talk about his new record, Wakarusa and the complete improbability of an Uncle Tupelo reunion...
The modern festival isn't yet free of little inconveniences...here's what to keep an eye out for
You sojourned to Wakarusa for live music, free love and drum circles. But lurking within the inviting environs of Clinton Lake are unseen dangers - many of which prey primarily upon non-locals, who are often caught unaware of their menacing threat. We suggest you familiarize yourself with the enemy before expressing the full glory of your free love.
'A delicious sense of mischief' ...a minute with Beatle Bob
At last year's Wakarusa Fesitval, a curious figure emerged stage-right during the Guided By Voices set. Clad in a "Spy Who Shagged Me" leisure suit and sporting a moptop straight off the cover of "Beatles for Sale," the mysterious hand jiver was Beatle Bob, a longtime St. Louis resident known for performing his jerky, karate-informed dance moves on the sidelines of many an area show.
Marriage proves dangerous game in 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith'
John Smith (Brad Pitt) sits before a therapist and begins to vent about his wife, Jane (Angelina Jolie). "There's this huge space between us that's filling up with everything we don't say to each other. What's that called?" "Marriage," the therapist replies.
Review: Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee - PSP
A great PSP alternative to Tiger
It isn't so much one specific thing that makes it great, it's the way everything comes together in such a perfect portable package.
Review: Haunting Ground - PS2
Putting the "survival" back in survival horror
With some tweaks to the puzzle system and some more varied gameplay, I could see Haunting Ground becoming an extremely solid survival horror franchise.
The British are stupid
Also: The winner of the Character Actor Contest.
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