Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Riverbend 2013 - Photoset #1 - CeeLo Green

I wrote a really long post yesterday about how disappointed I am with Friends of the Festival for how they're handling the CeeLo 'controversy.'  That post is going to sit idle in my drafts until a day when I feel like bitching.  Today is not that day.  Today shall more positive than that.

what's happier than a giant sandcastle?

I had a blast at Riverbend this weekend.  I went Saturday for CeeLo Green & Goodie Mob, and it was even better than I expected.  It's tied for my favorite Riverbend show of all time.  We were in blanket seating, and had plenty of space to dance...which we did for the entire show.  I woke up Sunday morning still grinning from how much fun we had. 
  1. CeeLo Green & Goodie Mob, Coke Stage, 2013 (tie)
  2. Chattanooga Symphony & The Machine - Pink Floyd, Coke Stage, 2011 (tie)
  3. Gov't Mule in the rain, Bud Light Stage, 2012
  4. Alabama in the rain, Coke Stage, 2000
  5. Dirty Guv'nahs, under the bridge, 2011
The only downside was the fact that no one reads my blog was glaringly obvious.  Blanket Seating remains the best kept secret at Riverbend.   People get there crazy early to make their claim for the 'good' free spots.  We showed up at 8:00pm on Saturday night to set out our blanket, and the section was maybe 1/3 full.  I mean, yay for me, but y'all are missing out.  Blanket seating has bathrooms, beer, tokens, and concessions, and no one bumping into you.  If you're there to see the main act, this is the way to go.

This was taken at 9pm, with the show scheduled to start at 9:30

We had plenty of room to dance, and dance we did.

We rocked out with CeeLo and his black leather shorts.

We threw down with Goodie Mob.

We heard some old stuff, some new stuff, and songs I didn't know CeeLo had written. We had a blast.

I would gladly pay to see CeeLo & Goodie Mob again, and I would love to see him back in Chattanooga.  And seriously y'all, BLANKET SEATING!!


  1. The Blanket Seating reminds me of a trip years ago to Stone Mountain to see the laser show. We didn't have a blanket or a folding chair, but there were boulders all around - thats where we sat. Outdoor fun is the best fun!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Lea's Menagerie

    BTW, did you know there is a meme called Our World Tuesday? This would be a great post to link to it. It is ourworldtuesdaymeme dot blogspot dot com
    You should go over and take a look.

  2. Ha I would see Cee Lo!! Alabama as in the country group? I have seen them at our state fair they are pretty good live. Was Florida/Georgia line there? Their song cruise is played all the time on the radio station I listen to

    1. Yup, Alabama the country group. Florida Georgia Line was booked way early, so they played one of the smaller stages early in the week. I missed it, but I heard they had a really good crowd. :)


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