Concerts

#MadeInAmerica: The Rain, Restrictions & Randomness of Day 2

Day two of the first-ever Made In America music festival felt considerably less hectic and crowded than day one. The blazing heat of the previous day was replaced with scattered showers, and the humidity that follows, making for a sticky and slippery situation on the Ben Franklin Parkway. The crowd decided to sleep in, showing up much later in the afternoon.

There was an equal smattering of Run-DMC T-shirts as Pearl Jam tees amongst the fans, and a smaller group of kids wearing OVO attire. Newcomers Rita Ora and Santigold kicked off the fun with upbeat and danceable pop music. The Hives moved the crowd in front of the Liberty Stage with driving rock jams. They told the crowd that although they are from Sweden, their music is a result of American rock and roll.

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When he's not roaming around the city in search of tacos and graffiti, Houston Press contributor Marco both writes and points his camera lens toward the vibrant Houston music scene and beyond.