This past weekend was the WXPN XPoNential Music festival at Wiggins Park located at the Camden waterfront in NJ. I’ve been attending the festival with friends for about 7 or 8 years. It’s changed locations over the years but what I love about it has stayed the same; the low-key family vibe. Coolers and food are allowed. No hostile pat downs or rifling through your things. They even allow readmittance which is nice in an outdoor park if you forget something or it starts to rain.
This year’s weather was hot (as expected) but better then past years. WXPN the local non- commercial (commercial) radio station put together yet another great 3-day line up. Highlights for me included The Lumineers, Dawes, Delta Rae (who cover of The Chain was worth the price of admission), Dr. Dog, John Wesley Harding’s Cabinet of Wonders, (including a cover of 5 years by Rhett Miller, another off the charts performance).and Rhett Miller and the Serial Lady Killers. A perfect high energy ending to a great weekend.
If you live in the Philly area it’s a great value and a lot of fun. I’ve been working on the saw business most weekends and the festival was a welcomed break. I did however sneak in time sanding plates before we left and started on future blogs while basking in the rays. Who says that work crack-berry does have some positive aspects.