There are a handful of hard truths a band learns to accept when becoming a successful touring act. One of them is that the majority of festival gigs suck ass. Most fans jumping up and down in the pit are probably wondering how that could be. After all, rock stars complaining about playing for thousands of fans does sound a tad ungrateful. To hear bassist Jon Jameson of Delta Spirit speak on it (or just about any musician for that matter), that's the part most worth getting out of bed for.
|Matthew J. Pandolfe|
|Delta Spirit curate a festival of "rad"|
"Festivals are usually not very fun for bands," says the bearded, long-haired San Diego native. "And I can't even imagine being an attendee at a festival. It's just, like, noise assaults and shitty food and no vibe, and the bands are just all over the place."
This year, instead of slogging through yet another megafest, Delta Spirit chose to use their clout and resources to create their own event. But it won't be a smorgasbord of 30 random acts. It's designed to be something loud and exciting yet thoughtfully curated, communal and, above all, local. As Jameson says, Saturday's Outpost Fest is meant to be "rad." More »