Dan DeLuca is an Inquirer pop music critic. But his "In the Mix" column in the Weekend section ventures further afield, into books, movies, TV, the Internet, graphic novels and anything you might call "popular culture."
DOVER, Del. - It doesn't get much cheerier than the scene round about midnight on Friday at the Firefly Music Festival. The world's greatest surviving Beatle was bringing his headlining set at the largest music fest on the East Coast to a crescendo by leading thousands of fans - most more than 40 years his junior - in a sing-along, dance-in-the-mud version of "Hey Jude."
There's a brand-new music festival in Kentucky, and it's a rousing success, the satirical news site the Onion reported this month. It's called the Cavalcade Folk & Roots Festival, and its programming is unique in that the four-day gathering includes no actual music. Instead, it "consists solely of a big empty field to do drugs in."