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By Eve Jeffery

Hump Day is the middle of the working week and the middle of the 25th edition of Bluesfest’s week was a Saturday full of cruise and fun as the artists and punters settled in the groove of 2014.

Sentimental favourite the John Butler Trio saw crowds queueing up for hours to get some old school Bluesfest in their weekend. JBT was passionate and just plain awesome as expected and certainly won the audience loyalty prize.

Speaking of winners, it was the punters who came out on top with the most flamboyant award going to the ever amazing Larry Graham and Graham Central Station. The man himself arrived via the audience entrance then put on a show not to be forgotten in a long time.

The prize for most fun had would be a tie split between Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 and Playing for Change, both acts filled their space with more joy than anyone’s daily serve.

Gregg Allman played just what the mob wanted to hear and Jeff Beck left fans shrieking for just a bit more of his screaming guitar, but the award for ‘more epic everything’ went to the Dave Matthews Band who were just epic, then epic, then more epic.

~ Photos The Tree Faerie

 


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