It's now been over two years since music lovers gathered in the 'Glades for the last Langerado, the annual fest-supreme that for six years strong served as a backyard blessing for the locals, and an excuse to bum rush the equator for the traveling hippies. For those who have been longing for the ol' Langeroo, the Lebo-drawn poster for the upcoming First Annual Southern Monster Smash Music Festival may come as a sight for sore eyes.
Though the lineup may not be enough on it's own to draw the dreadies down from the mountains, one can never underestimate the attractive power of our post-card quality surroundings. Hippies love an excuse to hit the beach. For the locals, this should be a sure fire day of fun. No Alligator Alley, fire ants, or tent set-up required. Just a day of good music a couple of miles from the sandy shore. After all, that's what Langerado was in the first place before it snowballed (or did it goo-ball?) into the monster kick-off of the festival season. Will the Southern Monster Smash follow a similar course? Time will tell. What's important at this point is that we've got a fun day coming up in October.
Another question that remains regards the name of the fest. We
realize the Halloween reference, but we suspect there may be more to the
story. The best we've come up with is that the festival may be centered
around some kind of secret hippie demon-sacrifice ritual. Thoughts?
Pre-sale tickets are available through Live Nation until 11:59 p.m. Thursday. Public Onsale begins Friday at 10 a.m.
Monster Smash Music Festival featuring JJ Grey & Mofro, Karl
Denson's Tiny Universe, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Ivan Neville's
Dumpstaphunk, The Lee Boys with Oteil and Kofi Burbridge, Bobby Lee
Rodgers Trio, Hill Country Revue, The Heavy Pets, Crazy Fingers, The
Auctioneers. 11 a.m. Saturday, October 30 at Pompano Beach Amphitheater,
1801 NE 6th Street, Pompano Beach. Tickets cost $44.50. Click here.