Megajoel, Beefmaster Jones, Celestial
Love, The Band Formerly Known As..., Jim Wildurmuth, The Jeff
Patlingraos, and others
@ Hampshire College, Amherst, MA 11/3/00
||The first Rocktoberfest. An outdoor music festival.
Beefmaster had to step in on account of one band finking out. Not
having practiced beforehand, they decided to keep it light and only
played Maggot Brain and Mighty Good Leader (then staples of the
beefmaster set.) Megajoel had practiced and coming off their first
gig with heads high, they played with might on the outdoor stage.
Many in the crowd found themselves stuck in the groove. As night
fell, Celestial Love climbed the stage. This was the reason for
creating such an event. Matt Krefting-vocals, John Shaw-bass, Willie
Lane-drums, Zach Bloom and James Lowe-guitars. Under the spotlights
glare, these men seemed to be heroes. They set out straight away
to bring the audience back to a time when "outdoor festival" meant
something. Where "rock" wasn't such a negative description. Something
special happened this evening. As Mr Lane put it, "the sum was greater
than the parts." Incredible.