Our Lady Peace: Cruzan, Buzzed, and Baked

Our Lady Peace: Cruzan, Buzzed, and Baked

The actual buzz at the Buzz Bake Sale this year was ‘the show will go on’. Rain and wind hit the event around 5 p.m., displacing all the fair-weather fans not holding amphitheater tickets. The core of the crowd  stayed, though, and for those who did it was definitely worth it. The evening brought fair weather and great performances by acts from Chevelle to 30 Seconds to Mars. The only disappointment of the night was Panic at the Disco, who put on a lackluster performance that gave off zero energy. At one point, the lead singer asked the crowd if they wanted to f*ck. Normally, this might be perceived as cool, but in the midst of a lame performace, it stood out for its lameness. If you want to yell out four-letter action words like a rock star, you at least need to rock first. Matisyahu turned in a top notch performance, dropping his big hit “King Without a Crown” and other crowd favorites. The Bake Sale’s show stealer hands down was Skindred, who threw down a high-energy performance with lead singer Benji Webbes working the crowd like a seasoned veteran. Nearly everyone I spoke with couldn’t believe how their performance rocked harder than any other band there, and giving off as they did a vibe eerily reminiscent of Korn in that band’s prime. Others who rocked Bake Sale 2009: Say Anything, Sick Puppies, Our Lady Peace, The Used, Ladies & Gentlemen, Halestorm, After Midnight Project, Metric, Manchester Orchestra, Anberlin, Cage The ElephantFall of Envy, Transmit Now, Dharmata, The Mission Veo, and Atom Smash. 2010 promises more of the same rocking again. – 2d2gc