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The first time I listened to Bedouin Soundclash was coming back from a beach vacation in 2005. It was probably the most miserable car ride of my life…traffic was out of control, and to make matters worse, the AC was broken. We literally passed around an ice pack for the better part of an hour in a feeble attempt to cool off. While we were burning in the inferno, my cousin put on Sounding a Mosaic. Needless to say it was love at first listen. So did listening to Bedouin make the car any cooler? Absolutely not. Did it make the ride immensely more bearable? Absolutely yes. This phenomenon has held true every time I listen to Bedouin Soundclash, including Saturday night.
I got to RnR a little late. After spending the entire day at the pool party I was pretty exhausted, but nonetheless excited to see the concert. When I walked in they were in the middle of “Gyasi Went Home” and I could immediately tell it was going to be a good time.
The crowd was super into grooving out to the music, which was exactly what I needed to relax after a long (but fun) day. Even the guy in front of me, who kept shaking his ass in my face (apparently he had some running joke with one of the girls behind me that caused him to keep doing this) and the drink someone spilled on me couldn’t dampen my mood. It’s really hard not to be happy when you’re jamming out to “When the Night Feels My Song”.