Ten days ago the House of Creatives Music Festival took place at the Miami Beach Bandshell Park. Why am I waiting until now to write about it? Because I had no vehicle for the last several years and the festival inspired me to do something about my voice.
The two day festival combined some major international acts with some of our local greats. Two separate stages were set up, one at the bandshell and the second was erected on the beach. November 18 included: The Moon Caravan, The Grey 8s, The Drums and Cold War Kids. The November 19th lineup had Millionyoung, Pompeya, Small Black, Crystal Castles, and The Flaming Lips. The music was solid throughout the entire weekend, with the closing acts surpassing my expectations.
Though the good out weighed the bad for this event, I would like to point out a few growing pains: the proximity and route from the “Bandshell Stage” to the “Beach Stage” which forced the non-VIP folks to plan well in advance how to distribute the time between the two stages. I found myself cutting my time short at the bandshell in order to find a spot on the beach. There seemed to be a weak turn-out for some of the lesser-known bands and DJs, because of conflicting scheduling with the bigger name acts playing on the beach. I believe having the event on a Saturday and Sunday versus Friday and Saturday may have given more people an opportunity to show up as well as stagger the schedule out a little more. Lastly I believe the high ticket price may have deterred many local music fans from entering the grounds. I was locked in with the early bird pricing, which should have been extended for a longer period.
Friday, November 18, 2016