Every year it seems that Rock the Garden becomes an even bigger production and the expectations for everyone only grow. For the third year in a row we had to fight the weather as a rain storm rolled through right as the gates opened and the concert was set to get underway. However, the pouring rain lead to one of the most memorable experiences for everyone, as Dan Deacon volunteered to move his gear, personal PA, and his incredible skills at getting people to dance and interact, into the parking garage where everyone was seeking shelter from the rainstorm. He concluded his set with the same song and directions as his performance at Carleton College three years ago, conducting people to form a human tunnel to guide people back out into the freshly shining sun. Low performed next, leading to what has been the biggest story following Rock the Garden, transforming an already slow and brooding song into a 27 minute fuzzy, droning art rock piece. It took everyone by surprise, making it easy to dismiss in the moment, I've enjoyed listening back to the recording on The Current's website. The rest of the show with Bob Mould, Silversun Pickups, and Metric went stunningly. It was wonderful to have the assistance of Matt Mead as a second photographer this year, allowing me to focus more on the stage, while Matt covered more of the crowd, and atmosphere. As in years past, I wanted post a personal edit of some of my favorite images from the day that capture each of the band, and some of the atmosphere. It is a treat that one of my hardest work days of the year is also one of my most fun.