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- Posted on Nov 9th 2009 12:00PM by Benjy Eisen
In anticipation of the album's release, all has been relatively quiet on the ALO front since then. But the band did emerge on Saturday to headline the Harvest Dance, a celebration and benefit for medical marijuana, held in the heart of California's Sonoma County, a region known worldwide for both its wine and its (cough, cough) medical weed.
"It's not something that we're fully out there on the front lines supporting, but we definitely think that the medical marijuana cause is a good cause," says Adams. "I see lots of people that benefit from its use." Indeed, the day-long event had a number of speakers, panels and trade booths that all demonstrated the legitimacy of the movement. By the time ALO hit the stage, however, people just wanted to dance.
During their set, the band unveiled new material and jammed their way through classics as well as dance-friendly interpretations of MGMT's 'Time to Pretend' and Beck's 'Devil's Haircut.' Not surprisingly, more than one of the tunes referenced pot and we're pretty sure that most of the fans in the audience were, umm, medicated. Party on, dudes.