I’m not personally much for huge concerts where drunks are wandering around peeing in public, and hippies are too busy chasing around imaginary creatures to notice what’s happening on the stage, hence my avoidance of all things Dave Matthews since college. But since The Gathering of the Vibes is taking place in Connecticut we here at The CuT think it’s our duty to plug it–despite the horrendous name.
Muster up your courage and head on down to Seaside Park in Bridgeport, July 23-26, to hear Crosby, Stills, & Nash, Buddy Guy, George Clinton, Guster, The Harlem Gospel Choir and many others perform over the course of three sweaty days. You can get a pass to camp there, but unless you’re into waking up to find patchouli-smelling strangers passed out in your tent, I’m not sure that’s the best option for anyone over the age of 24.
Still, the concert itself does offer plenty of entertainment and tickets come in a variety of options — full weekend, VIP, day pass, and Bridgeport residents get their own special option. Let’s face it folks, this is a one of a kind event in CT. Your next best option is to haul yourself to Bonaroo and slop around in Tennessee’s mud for a few days (which may be a slightly safer bet than camping out in Bridgeport, near the Long Island Sound but is way less convenient…but I digress). Or maybe you could pretend you got confused and head to the Glastonbury Festival, but be aware folks this isn’t just off Route 2 — you’ll need a passport to get there. So you should probably just stick with The Vibes, it’s homegrown.