The Best and Worst of Miami Music Festival: $10 Coronas and the Spin Doctors
A certain powerhouse music editor among onlookers watching Teepee tear the Miami Music Festival wide open.
Photo by George Martinez
After reading through nearly every blog entry addressing this past weekend's Miami Music Festival, it's a mixed bag.
First and foremost, credit Miami New Times/Crossfade workhorse Music Editor Sean Pajot for providing a ton of evenhanded festival coverage for dissemination throughout. Now in its second year, the fest faced plenty of criticisms based upon how the first installation unfolded (hint: poorly). Last month, County Grind narrowed things down to four chief concerns: the lineup, the layout, the venues, and the schedule. All four of these things need to be in some sort of working order for any music festival to thrive, and each probably has some room to grow. For posterity's sake, here's a selection of what went well and what didn't at the 2010 Miami Music Festival.
Best Panel That Didn't Happen: Did anyone go to the panels? It
seems like vocal MMF critic Will Lopez of Guajiro should have been on
TicketsSat., Jul. 29, 7:30pm
Prince Royce - Five Tour
TicketsSun., Jul. 30, 7:30pm
Foreigner w/ Cheap Trick and Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience
TicketsTue., Aug. 1, 7:00pm
Double Feature: Straight No Chaser/Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox
TicketsTue., Aug. 1, 7:30pm
Blondie & Garbage: The Rage and Rapture Tour
TicketsTue., Aug. 8, 7:00pm
Screed of the Weekend: Miami Herald wasn't too keen on the choice to book the Spin Doctors as a surprise headliner.
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