Director Kati Egeley has a long explanation regarding what this video is about, beginning with “The subject of my work is the old paradox between man and nature.” And going on from there. But, quite frankly, I don’t think the explanation really adds anything to the experience of the music and animation. Full screen and headphones would be good:
This takes place each year in mid-August up in Rogers Park. This year the dates were August 18 and 19. It includes the usual: food, beer, music, arts, crafts, and organizations. This year the organizations were notable for including political candidates, a medical marijuana dispensary (no free samples, alas), and real estate (the real power behind thrones in U.S. cities). Neither food nor music were particularly notable. While I was there on Saturday, it was mostly cover bands and the sound crews had the volume up enough that it was wise to sit to the side of the stage.
Yes, there was a Glenwood Avenue south stage. The two times I visited, there was either nothing going on there or a DJ. If you don’t dance, a DJ is effective nothing going on.
The rock students all seemed to be competent musicians and several played more than one instrument. They played mostly geezer rock, and they rotated players during the set. They were not up to owning the material they played, and only two or three of the students were actually performers. One young lady had a pretty fair level of charisma.
The photos below are some of the School of Rock students on the north stage.