Orlando Calling 2011, Day 2: The Hits and Misses

Orlando Calling, Day 2
With Bob Seger, Brandi Carlile, Michelle Branch, Buddy Guy, Chris Isaak, Dwight Yoakam, Flatlanders, Justin Townes Earle and More
Citrus Bowl Stadium, Orlando
Sunday, November 13, 2011

Better than: Being stuck in a mosh pit with no way out.

Day 2 of Orlando Calling began much the same way as Day 1, with plotting, strategizing, and attempts to create a schedule that would allow for seeing every quality band. Simply due to the constraints of time and the inability to be in more than one place at a time, this would not be possible. Science arrived at the latter premise several centuries ago, but those who opted to pit, say, the Raconteurs against the Roots on Saturday have not accepted that reality.

The fact is, with five venues of varying sizes and a lineup the equal of any of its competitors, there's simply no way to take it all in. Some of the acts rarely visit the state, much less South Florida, so the possibility of seeing such desirable draws as the Flatlanders, Dwight Yoakam, Chris Isaak, Brandi Carlile, Michele Branch, Bob Seger, the Doobie Brothers, and more in a single afternoon and evening obviously defied the odds.

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Lee Zimmerman