- Regina Spektor. Man, is that girl talented! And quirky.
If you haven't heard her stuff, download Fidelity, Samson, and Better.
- The Police. They're amazing musicians who played nonstop hits, and - surprisingly - seemed to genuinely like playing with each other.
- Cheap Trick. They just know how to put on a fun show. And Surrender and I Want You To Want Me kick ass.
- Velvet Revolver. Them boys can rock!
- The Beastie Boys. Ditto.
- Amy Winehouse. Bo-ring.
I was half-expecting her to not show up, or to be wasted, or to do something crazy. I was not expecting her to give a halfhearted performance of her songs in front of a bunch of annoying college kids that only wanted to hear Rehab.
- The Smashing Pumpkins' song selection. The performance was good, but perhaps Billy Corgan should have realized that people came to hear the hits, not 66% of the new album.
- Fountains of Wayne. See note re: The Smashing Pumpkins. Not playing Stacy's Mom was not cool.
- The schedule. It sucked to have to choose between The Police and Modest Mouse and Regina Spektor and Matisyahu. While a lot of the shows were somewhat staggered, it was inconsistent, and could have been done better.
- The weather. 100 degrees one day, then thunderstorms the next. August in Baltimore is not the best time for an outdoor concert.
- The garbage thrown all over the place.
People, it's not that hard to throw out your cups and bottles, especially when there are manned stations every 10 feet or so for you to recycle or compost your litter. This goes doubly so when it's supposed to be a "green" event.
And throwing the free condoms all over the place? Ick. Show some respect.
For the critics' take, read this and this.