LIVE: LarkFest @ Lark Street, 9/17/11

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Diego Garcia
Diego Garcia

Veteran Nippertown rockers Blotto kicked off the 30th anniversary LarkFest last Saturday at the ungodly hour (at least for rock ‘n’ rollers) of 10:30am, blasting through their opening song, “Too Much Fun.”

And “too much fun” was a most apt description of the day-long free, street fest, which attracted an estimated 80,000 folks to Lark Street for a full day of music, merriment, beer and lots of people-watching.

Here’s what the music looked like to Nippertown contributing photographer Stanley Johnson, who braved the throngs of merrymakers:

We Are Jeneric
We Are Jeneric
Coby Beebe & The Crooks
Coby Beebe & The Crooks
Blotto
Blotto
Motopony
Motopony
Severe Severe
Severe Severe
Graffiti and Ben KN
Graffiti6 and Ben KN
Jason Spooner and Mike Doughty
Jason Spooner and Mike Doughty

Photographs by Stanley Johnson
Blotto photograph by Al Goldberg

SECOND OPINIONS:
Taylor’s review at Keep Albany Boring
Julia Evanczuk’s video at Vimeo
Sebastien Barre’s photographs at Flickr
Brian Tromans’ Seen: At LarkFest photographs at The Times Union
Timothy Reidy’s slideshow of photos of Washington Avenue Stage
Timothy Reidy’s slideshow of photos of the Madison Avenue Stage
Bennett V’s photographs at Flickr

5 Comments
  1. Mr. Reidy says

    nice to see the stages where I missed. too hard in the late afternoon moving around.

  2. Rose says

    I was unable to attend, but Stan’s pictures of the event are GREAT!

  3. B says

    Thanks for the link! Stan’s photos are great, it’s so hard to shoot those stages due to the huge white tents…

  4. Mr. Reidy says

    to B You have to set the camera up for the stage performers, and that usually means losing blue sky in the background.

  5. LarkFEST says

    Better late than never! WEXT Facebook page also has a photoset of all the bands by Brian Tromans.

    http://www.facebook.com/977WEXT#!/media/set/?set=a.10150457821869852.458769.8009404851

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