Do you like beer? Are you Irish? Well even if you don't like beer or you aren't Irish, the 2010 ShamrockFestival was the place to party yesterday! Even in the midst if frigid weather and constant rain, thousands of people gathered at RFK Stadium's parking lot for the largest Saint Paddy's festival in the Mid-Atlantic region! Like always, the festival lot was filled with food, drinks and activities and shows courtesy of more than 40 bands and DJ's.
Headliners for the event included Train and The Roots who both put on a phenomenal show. Other bands that graced the festival's 4 stages included Hotspur, Stephen Kellog and the Sixers, Along Those Lines, Carbon Leaf, and more! Electro-pop sensation LMFAO missed their set due to an airline conflict, but Philidelphia coverband "Mr. Greengenes" took their place and played a phenomenal set! Even during the early and rainiest part of the festival, the crowd went wild as they sung along to hits by U2, The Beetles, Black Sabbath, Lady Gaga, Queen, etc. Even though mountains of sludge from the rain and the recent Snowpocalypse covered the stadium grounds, this St. Patrick's Day tradition still stayed strong. If you missed this year's festival, be sure to catch it next year! Same day as always!Photos from the even can be found below and more will be uploaded to my Flickr page soon.
Have a Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Live in the DC area? Here are a few events to keep your eyes and ears open for:
DC101 Chili Cookoff - Mid May
Vans Warped Tour - July
DC Jazz Festival
Capital Jazz Fest
Takoma Park Folk Festival
Virgin Festival (headliners include Kings of Leon and Kasabian) - Early August