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Rock the Garden 2011 Review & Photo Round-up

Whew! How are you all feeling? Standing my ground on a goat path of mud and avoiding dirty-footed crowd surfers in the marsh pit took quite a bit of energy out of yours truly, but I’m jazzed to see all the reviews and photos on the web and Twitter from before, during, and after the […]

Getting rocked. Photo: The Current

Whew! How are you all feeling? Standing my ground on a goat path of mud and avoiding dirty-footed crowd surfers in the marsh pit took quite a bit of energy out of yours truly, but I’m jazzed to see all the reviews and photos on the web and Twitter from before, during, and after the show.

Here is a round-up of some of your tweets:
@hansenwithane: My Morning Jacket melts faces. #RTG2011 #amazing
@misslibrarian: I wonder what hair products Jim James uses. #hairtwins #RTG2011
@_SamChoo: #RtG2011 was sprinkley, but good. Bands were solid – though this will be known as the the year I finally tasted @chefshack1’s mini-donuts!
@ChaseThisBear: Favorite part of #rtg2011 was lost child alert and to pick him up at the Vodka tent and Mark Wheats annual drunk speech.
@thatredgirl: Oh the glory of dry pants and clean feet! Who knew it was so lovely, thank you @RockTheGarden for reminding me of this pleasure #RTG2011
Celebrity sightings! @EamonCoyne: Saw Craig Finn, the Sklar Bros and Josh Hartnett @RockTheGarden today. Oh and some pretty good music too! #rtg2011 – you have exhausted me!
@maggieckane: “You could stare into that cherry [on the spoon] for hours and hours. God bless it.” –My Morning Jacket #rtg2011

And related (intentionally or not…)
@vholst: My Morning Jacket was the cherry on top of an amazing day. #rtg2011

And finally…
@dane_ray: It may have rained, but it sure was fun as hell! #rtg2011
@mlindstrom: Watching @mymorningjacket as the sun goes down in the best city in America. #rtg2011

Reviews:
* = reviews that mention Jim James’ reverent comments about Spoonbridge and Cherry

Metro has a review and recap of the show. *

City Pages was doing some livebloggin’ all day long over at Gimme Noise. *

The Star Tribune covered the day inside and out: in this review for the print edition, a recap of Neko Case and My Morning Jacket and their set lists on Artcetera*, and this short piece and slide show about a few of the 10,000 people who came to the show–rain, mud, and all.

Photo Round-Ups:

The Current has great behind-the-scenes, crowd, and band pics on their page. They’re still updating!

Metromix’s massive 100-photo slideshow

Heavy Table: a visual feast of food and band photos.

Trend-spotting was a little difficult this year due to the continuous drizzle, but art of wore soldiered on anyways.

A nice album of band and crowd shots from McNally Smith.

City Pages slideshow

Shuttersmack has a nice big set of band-heavy photos.

A set of photos from How Was The Show

The Pioneer Press slideshow opens on a shot of people drinking beer in ponchos: a representative photo.

Derek Johnk has an album that offers a sneak peek into the life of RTG VIPs.

And last, but definitely not least, some amazing folks over here at the Walker have put together an extra special time-lapse video this year. Check it out and re-live your entire day in 4 minutes: