Woohoo! Nick and Katharine did it! When we first set out to do 50in50, we didn’t know what to expect. There were a few big shows planned but would there be something interesting to see and write about each day? What role would the weather play? And would Nick and Katharine be able to make it? It’s hard enough to make it out to a show five days in a row. Multiply by ten and well, it gets tougher.
But it all went smoothly. So many amazing and diverse shows were taking place every day — everyone from the Burning Spear and Bela Fleck to the Casiokids and Matt & Kim. And while it rained more than it has in over 80 years, it did not ruin the experiment. Several shows moved indoors or ended early. But they went on!
Big props to Nick and Katharine for making it through this journey and proving that you can see great music with little to no money. And thanks to all the festival organizers, band and crowds for making these experiences memorable.
Browse through the calendar, artists and recaps, and share your favorite moments. And grab a friend and challenge yourselves to do this next year. It will definitely be worth it!
We interviewed Nick and Katharine about their favorite moments from 50in50. Here are their responses via video.