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For a few hours on Sunday afternoon, SunFest’s FPL Stage took a trip back into ska nostalgia with a back-to-back bill of Less Than Jake followed by Reel Big Fish. Actually, it wasn’t a total nostalgia trip, surprisingly. The huge crowds amassed for both bands signaled that the group’s bright, goofy, slightly bratty sounds and…

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Life In Color: Hard in the Paint

May 5th, 2013 by admin

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Strolling by the sun soaked and breezy Intracoastal yesterday it was easy to detect which SunFest attendees were waiting for Life In Color to begin. The “World’s Largest Paint Party,” a five-hour rave set featuring chart-topping DJs and 400 gallons of neon (water soluble) paint, was set to start at 6 p.m. Fans were encouraged…

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SunFest’s Saturday in Review

May 5th, 2013 by admin

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I could not wait for the gates to open Saturday morning so I could grab a spot to see one of my favorite U.K. rock bands. I had previewed The Chevin prior to their SunFest debut as one of the acts not to miss during the week and I’m sorry if you did. With a…

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Saturday’s bill of classic rock and roll on the festival’s Tire Kingdom Stage ended with a headlining performance by Cheap Trick, and there was no better choice to cap off the evening. The nearly 40-year-running group’s brand of hard-driving power pop is simply timeless. Anthemic choruses, stadium-size hooks, and no-frills rock and roll never die….

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Saturday evening, the Life in Color paint party roared off to a pounding, four-four beat at SunFest’s Ford Stage. At the same time, though, the FPL Stage offered something at both the geographic and musical opposite end of the spectrum. There, Rich Coccaro‘s 6:30 p.m. set proved to be one of the sleeper hits of…

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