Where the sun shines as hard as the bands.

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Slightly Stoopid

Slightly Stoopid

The chilled out vibes of this California band fit perfectly with the ambience of the beach. Slightly Stoopid was by far the most engaging show of the weekend, with crowd’s arms swaying the entire set. When the band played “Closer to the Sun,” saxophonist Dela the guitar player Mike Doughty faced one another and almost giggled like they knew this was exactly the right song for the right place. When it was time for the last song, they shouted, “We don’t want to go!” The crowd reacted with calm disappointment that the show was over.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Tom Petty showed the crowd that he still can jam. From the Grateful Dead’s “Friend of the Devil” to Muddy Waters' “I Just Want to Make Love to You” to the Traveling Wilburys’ "Tweeter and the Monkey Man" that he wrote with Bob Dylan, Petty rocked. “Mary Jane's Last Dance” was an impressive sing-along, with a crowd of more than 30,000 people gathered in the sand. Petty's music sounded at home on the Gulf Coast and connected an audience that was there as much for the hang as for the music.