July 2, 2011
Oak Canyon Ranch
It's sort of amazing that the Hootenanny manages to go off year after year without any serious hitches. With all the alpha males and gear heads in attendance indulging in bottomless reservoirs of booze, the usually serene medow of Oak Canyon Ranch takes on the feel of an untapped powder keg. But this year's show saw no major incidents and should serve as an example to other concert promoters that it is in fact possible to efficiently run a well-scheduled music festival. This year's show saw 20 bands playing throughout the day on three stages. The sun was unmercifully focused, and the air stagnant– and thanks to the omnipresent half-bared bosoms–scads of sweaty cleavage.