100.7 KFM-BFM's Robin Roth attended KAABOO 2017 and captured the following images from the festival. Robin shares the experience through her words and photos.
During Jane’s Addiction, two women were suspended by their backs with flesh hooks for two songs. I’d like to fly like Peter Pan, but not in this way! OUCH! The crowd either loved it or were completely freaked out by it.
Muse was one of my favorite bands of the weekend. A super solid set musically and they kept the crowd entertained throughout their whole performance. Matt Bellamy is so versatile and his vocal ability is truly inspiring.
The art installations were incredible! Some were in place ahead of time and others were created live during the event.
I stopped and stared at this one for a long time. Plus, I really enjoyed watching and hearing other people’s reactions as they passed by.
This was my favorite of them all. The photo here doesn’t do it justice. I walked by it several times and by the 5th or 6th time I saw who I thought might be the artist. As I approached, I could tell it wasn’t the first time over the weekend that she had been approached about the art. Then I saw another woman next to her so I wasn’t sure who the artist actually was. I started to get really nervous and felt like a ‘fan girl’. Finally, I asked “Ok, who’s the artist?” and she came forward. Paola Delfin is a rock-star to me! I just wanted her to know how much I loved and appreciated her work.
My spirit animal!
LIVE put on a fantastic show. But at one point, lead singer Ed Kowalczyk forgot the lyrics during the band’s cover of the Johnny Cash song, “I Walk the Line”. Ed quickly recovered and made fun of himself and continued. The audience was very forgiving.
A birds eye view of the guitars back stage.
The stage is set for Sunday’s headliner Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
Tom Petty and Heartbreakers, celebrating their 40th year anniversary, played their classics and deep album cuts. 18 songs in all!
Jagged Little Pill was the anthem for most of the crowd watching Alanis. It took us all back to that time in our lives.
I loved LIVE’s cover of the Audioslave song, “I Am the Highway”. It was their tribute to Chris Cornell.
One of my favorite parts of Muse’s set was when they did a cover of The Cramps “New Kind of Kick”. I could tell some of the youngsters in the audience had no idea who originally performed that song. Even some of the older people in the crowd and no idea who originally sang the song.
This was my first time seeing Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. What a way to end an incredible KAABOO weekend!!!!