Cider Mag Winter 2015 Issue 52 - Page 21

GATHERING OF THE VIBES July 30 - Aug. 2 Warren Haynes | Issac Nines Photography Hayley Jane | Issac Nines Photography ery mandolin, made for an electrifying night and set the tone for a second blazing SCI set. Throughout the long weekend there were many other guest appearances in different sets that helped reinforce that the Vibe Tribe is one, big family. Kung Fu invited both the Funky Dawgz Brass Band and drum legend Bernard Purdie on stage for “Saturday in the Park”. Tedeschi Trucks Band had Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings on board for a couple of Sly and the Family Stone covers. Melvin Seals sat in on keys with Dark Star Orchestra for an unforgettable performance. Billy and the Kids, fronted by Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead, put on a set completely unique to any of the Dead 50 shows, by not repeating a single song from the five shows the Dead had in Santa Clara and Chicago. The entire weekend was highlighted by guest ap- pearances, superb covers, and little unexpected surprises, like Electron putting together a complete set of Pink Floyd songs spanning the band’s illustrious career. Other memorable acts of the weekend that just cannot be ignored were Hayley Jane and the Primates, Gregg Allman, Wilco, Turkuaz, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Zappa Plays Zappa, Weezer, and Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals. While the festival still might not be able to drink legally yet—next year is the big 21—the memories held onto by the Vibe Tribe family could get you drunk with happiness for years to come. And if everything goes according to plan, we will be able to enjoy the next 20 years of the Gathering of the Vibes, lapping up the sunshine, great music, and beautiful friendships at Seaside Park. ■ Derek Trucks | Issac Nines Photography David Grisman and Peter Rowan | Issac Nines Photography Winter • 2015 cidermag.com • CIDER MAG • 21