I thought that I hated reggae but I never turn down an opportunity to shoot a show.
After an entire day at the 2nd Annual Montbleu Reggae fest I can emphatically say that I do not hate reggae, but I still hate bluegrass.
The best part about a reggae fest is that everyone is so mellow and chilled out that even when you run into them, they apologize, even though they’ve done nothing.
During the heat wave that was happening apparently all over the country last week, Tahoe was reaching record temps and we all thought we were melting. I made it a point to skip a few of the openers because I didn’t think I would make it all day long in the heat and the sun. Full disclosure: if it’s over 83 in Tahoe, I think that I’m dying.
I was surprised at how much brass was included in the bands and you know I’m a sucker for brass of any kind.
The headliners, SOJA, are from Arlington, VA and had amazing energy. I really enjoyed their show (I will admit my surprise). They’ve been playing as a band since 1997 and you can tell from their stage presence.