by Brad Roberts
photos by Zoe-Ruth Erwin
The Silver Lake Jubilee was not only an entertaining extravaganza, it was an endurance test. Arriving at 1 on Saturday, May 26, I met up with Zoe-Ruth Erwin, who would photograph a bunch of the sets we got to hear that day. The weather was absolutely perfect, clouds on the horizon, the sun passed in and out of the few clouds overhead and the temperature was barely 70, coupled with a swift cool breeze that occasionally swept the fairway. What followed was a swirl of people, bands, food and drink.
Entering through the press entrance at Santa Monica Blvd. and Commonwealth, we wanted to figure out the layout so we could scurry back and forth between stages. Walking past the Hoover Stage first, we headed straight up to the Sunset Stage where we wanted to start with Wildcat! Wildcat! (at right) who began their set at 2. I hadn't seen them before but they quickly caught my attention with their thumping bass, chiming guitars and strong vocals. I liked the songwriting and was left wanting to hear more. A good beginning.