Erika Goldring, Getty Images The four members of Little Big Town will…
- Posted on Sep 14th 2009 1:30PM by Benjy Eisen
"I think the only thing that an American needs to share with another American is that we vote," Franti told Spinner directly before his headlining set with Spearhead this weekend. "And if that's all we share, that's fine."
But the largely like-minded audience, which was tens of thousands strong, shared something else as well, something obvious: a love for music. "The great thing about music is that it can cross boundaries," said Franti. "Rich, poor, gay, straight -- everyone deserves music."
And, in these economic times, Spearhead delivered it to the people, for free. It was no small coincidence that, as Franti made a point of noting to Spinner, a little over 30 years ago Chet Helms held the Summer of Love concert in the exact same meadow in Golden Gate Park. As if to bridge the gap between the two cultural events, Woodstock MC, hippie icon and living ice cream flavor Wavy Gravy was seen walking around backstage, dressed head-to-toe in tie-dye, with a plastic fish in tow. Some things never change. Then again, Power to the Peaceful hopes that some things do.