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Solid Sound May 27-29 2022


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I haven’t posted in over a year and a half, but I have a Wilco Holiday Spirit anecdote to foist, I mean share. We have always wanted to go to Solid Sound, but, being teachers, June is when we go on our yearly travels. As much as we love Wilco, we can’t afford 2 major trips. Our oldest daughter has some serious health issues and our son-in-law has been working/living several hours away all year, only coming home about one weekend a month. We have been getting her to appointments, staying with her in hospital, staying with the grandkids, etc. Things family does. During Christmas Eve festivities, our son-in-law handed us a gift bag, and said ‘’Thank you for taking care of my family while I haven’t been able’’. What is inside? 3 day Solid Sound passes, airline tickets to Albany, and an Airbnb in Whitingham. We were overwhelmed. 
 

A special end to a special, but challenging (see above) year. My wife and I are retiring (36 years for me, 30 for her), we are moving to WA in June, our oldest granddaughter and her husband made us great grandparents on October 6th, and it ends with Solid Sound! Plus, our last day of work was May 27th, but now, thanks to the thoughtful gift, it’s the 25! Whoot! 


Announce the lineup already!

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Just saw that Japanese Breakfast is playing Boston Calling on Sunday, May 19th, which keeps my posted hope alive that they will be playing Solid Sound earlier that weekend (they have another New England date before SS).  Solid Sound's social media account has been teasing the lineup announcement with their alumni posts, so we must be getting close. Also possible that I missed an announcement of the announcement, or an announcement of the announcement of the announcement.

 

Not that there's a contractual or logistical reason for this, but I wonder if they're waiting for SBS to wrap before they reveal the lineup for SS22.

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Woohoo, hopeful hunch confirmed! Thanks for the scoop, @dagwave! Excited to see Michelle Z and company bring their magic to Joe's Field. And Bonnie "Prince" Billy, too! I've seen him 3 times and each time has been captivating. And Sun Ra Arkestra! The whole lineup looks stellar. Counting down!

 

 

 

 

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I honestly don't know most of the acts, but that's far from a bad thing. The big one I was hoping for is Japanese Breakfast. So excited to finally see her. And I'm planning to arrive a few days early or stay a few days after the festival to explore the area. And perhaps I'm most excited to see familiar faces again! 

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I was lucky to catch JB's tour opener last summer in Silver Spring and have been so eager to see them again. They give an electrifying, generous, inspiring performance. And based on the Wilco-JB mutual admiration, and Michelle's appearance with Wilco at their ACL celebration, it seems likely that they'll share the stage for a song or two at some point over the weekend, if schedules allow.

 

I love Solid Sound's reliable mixture of bands I know and love and ones that I'm encountering for the first time. I wonder what fresh spin they'll put on the Friday night show? Though just to have the festival back will be fresh spin enough. . . 

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