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Mark Mahoney is a Walker Performing Arts Intern and a student at the University of Minnesota. He loves music. He is interested in the aesthetics of rupture, the politics and ethics of noise, divergent conceptions of medium specificity, and the relationship between form and process. He lives in Minneapolis with his twin cacti, Karlheinz and Blount.

Seen: The Big Chair Before the Big Stage

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Olawale Toriola of Egypt 80 relaxing before Seun Kuti and his band took the stage at Rock the Garden 2015.

The Visitors: The People of Rock the Garden 2015, Day Two (Father’s Day Edition)

Sunday, June 21 was a special day. It was the summer solstice, Father’s Day, and the second day of Rock the Garden 2015. To celebrate, I set out to photograph fathers with their kids. There’s no question about it: dad’s rock.

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Kevin and Lina

Sunday, June 21 was a special day. It was the summer solstice, Father’s Day, and the second day of Rock the Garden 2015.

To celebrate, I set out to photograph fathers with their kids.

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Rory and Andrew

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Greg and Elsa

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Scott and Solveig

Jeremy, Ayana, Kaito, and Yuriko

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Walker Performing Arts Intern Emeritus Sam Segal and his father, Bob

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Aaron and Eero

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Joe and Jasper

There’s no question about it: dad’s rock.

The Visitors: The People of Rock the Garden 2015, Day One

The first day of Rock the Garden 2015 began auspiciously. The clouds parted right on time for thestand4rd‘s remarkably assured opening set. The youthful collective sounded like seasoned pros, working the crowd effortlessly. It would be the first of many stand-out performances from a lineup overflowing with songwriting talent, including Courtney Barnett, Lucius, Conor Oberst, […]

Sean, Alayet, Laurissa, Abby

“What’s your favorite part of Rock the Garden?” “Minneapolis. Minneapolis outdoor festivals are great: The people, the music… it doesn’t get better.” Pictured: Sean, Alayet, Laurissa, Abby

The first day of Rock the Garden 2015 began auspiciously. The clouds parted right on time for thestand4rd‘s remarkably assured opening set. The youthful collective sounded like seasoned pros, working the crowd effortlessly. It would be the first of many stand-out performances from a lineup overflowing with songwriting talent, including Courtney Barnett, Lucius, Conor Oberst, and of course, indie legends Belle and Sebastian. The audience clearly reciprocated the enthusiasm coming from the stage, and as people began dotting the Walker hillside with their colorful blankets, I set out to document some of the excitement.

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“I saw around 200 shows last year, and Courtney Barnett at the Varsity was one of the best.” Pictured: Jim and Paul

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“She experienced the sculpture garden for the first time.” Pictured: Mai and Kay

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“It’s his first concert.” Pictured: Andrew and Charlie

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His first concert, too. Pictured: Rebecca and Marcel

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“They moved here from Australia.” Pictured: AJ, Beth, Nancy, and David

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“What’s the most exciting thing to happen to you today?” “It’s still to come.” Trent and Olivia

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“What act are you most excited for?” In unison: “Courtney Barnett!” Pictured: Rachel, Collette and Jenny

 

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Pictured: Susan and Goldy

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