Suwannee Hulaween’s second day saw a bunch of unforgettable performances by The String Cheese Incident, Moon Taxi, The Main Squeeze and more! We highlight our favorite moments below…
The Main Squeeze – Whipping Post (Allman Brothers Band Cover)
The only downside of Suwannee Hulaween was the rainstorm on Friday night that required us to miss Big Gigantic, Conspirator and some silent disco. However, it did yield us the opportunity to rage an unforgettable ABB cover in the pouring rain. A thousand or so dedicated festival-goers danced and sang along as their clothes became soaking wet. It was certainly an unforgettable experience.
Steve Kimock & Friends – Come Together (Beatles Cover)
Steve Kimock and his friends delivered a super-funky afternoon dance party on Friday. A crowd congregated the main stage and were greeted with tight jams led by Kimock’s virtuoso-style guitar shred. The entire set was on point, but this instrumental Beatles cover featured a very special guest: the Suwannee Hulaween crowd on vocals. (goose bumps)
Moon Taxi – Hypnus
Ask anyone who was there…Moon Taxi crushed it. The Nashville band brought their brand of progressive indie rock to the amphitheater stage and kept it rockin’ for an hour straight. Check out the track below and let me know if you’re not impressed.
String Cheese Incident w/ Dominic Lalli from Big Gigantic – Bumpin’ Reel
It’s really, really hard for me to narrow my favorite SCI song from Friday down to one, but after reviewing and re-reviewing the setlist, I think this “Bumpin’ Reel” with Dom from Big Gigantic sticks out the most. The housed-up tempo of the tune met by the luscious sound of Sax was like sex to the ear, and who doesn’t like sex?
String Cheese Incident – Restless Wind
Well, we did have one more spot on the list, so why not another SCI tune, eh? “Restless Wind” came right after “Bumpin’ Reel” and it was the perfect 1-2 punch to close out the Cheese sets for the night. This is a classic tune that I can’t get enough of. Thousands of people screaming at the top of their lungs after the lyric / SCI mantra “Roots run deep,” followed by some quality acoustic guitar shredding lead by none other than Billy Nershi is something I can get behind.