— Moon River
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la musique electronique @ la fête de marquette // e washington ave and south dickinson st // july 8 // 8:40pm
One of my fondest memories of Bonnaroo 2003 was a short mainstage dj set by Kid Koala. As the summer sun set long over the crowd of some tens of thousands of people waiting for whichever band would soon take the stage, a rendition of Moon River that rivals the gorgeous original drifted across the sea of humanity amassed in front of me and created a temporary transcendental lull that no drug could hope to replicate.
I anticipate an encore of this atmosphere in the much more intimate and familiar setting of this year’s Fete de Marquette, one of the Marquette Neighborhood Association’s banner summer festivals. And though the rest of the weekend’s (free! outdoor!) festivities are worth participating in as well, this is the performance I look forward to most. In the meantime, enjoy this taste of his recent Daytrotter session.