On April 20th (yes, 4/20) we headed to Pozo Saloon for the Higher Grounds music festival
The only performers we wanted to see at Higher Grounds were Yelawolf and Travis Barker, who were performing together, and they weren’t scheduled to go on until 6:05. Since we weren’t thrilled with the rest of the line up we decided to take our time getting to the concert since once we went in we were stuck in there.
Despite our best efforts we ended up getting there earlier than we would have liked. We had four hours before Yealwolf and Travis Barker were to hit the stage. Even worse, the first thing I heard when we walked up to a stage was, “We are running a little behind schedule.”
We wandered around the festival for a bit just to see what we could see. We were bored but really trying to make the best of the situation. Things got better when Vokab Kompany came on stage. They were a band that we were happy we were there early enough to discover. You should head over to their website or Facebook and check them out too. Even more exciting; I found out today that they will be playing in at a local venue on May 3rd! We will be going to that concert for sure!
After Vokab Kompany was Rappin’ 4-Tay, which we enjoyed as well. After that the main stage was set up for Yelawolf and Travis Barker. A reggae band set up on the 2nd stage and took FOREVER to get started. I swear they stood up there and talked and handed out give-a-ways for what seemed like hours. They finally got started and we knew once they were done we would get to see what we came for…or so we thought. I was so excited when they announced it was their last song and finished up. Yela & Travis were going to be on stage soon. I even saw them walk across the backstage area and got super excited. Then over at the 2nd stage the MC started introducing another band.
We wanted to cry. We were sun burned, hungry, tired (tired of standing, tired of waiting, tired of people being too close), and getting cranky from all of those things. We sat down in the grass and waited for yet another band to get thru their set.
Finally it was really time for Travis Barker & Yelawolf. They walked on stage and I was so excited. This was our second time seeing Yelawolf but the first time seeing Travis Barker. Travis Barker is AMAZING on drums. I already knew this, but when you see it live, there are no words for it. The man will blow you away. His performance alone was worth waiting 4 hours for and getting terrible sunburns. Yelawolf was the icing on the cake. They performed all the Psycho White tracks as well as quite a few of Yelawolf’s music. It was an awesome performance.
I wasn’t sure if they were allowing cameras into the event so I just stayed on the safe side and left all the cameras in the car. The only pictures I took in Pozo were the three below. That’s ok, sometimes it is nice to just enjoy everything and not capture it all on film. Although in this case, a camera WOULD have made the time go by faster.