July 21, 2017: Midwest road trip and Soundset Festival

My Memorial Day weekend was kinda nuts.  I drove over 1,600 miles by myself (Columbus to Minneapolis and back) to attend Soundset, one of the largest hip hop festivals in the United States.  On the way, I checked out some college football stadiums and Madison, Wisconsin.  (I'm definitely returning to that city next chance I get.)

The only camera I took with me was my Minox 35 GT-E.  It's extremely portable, somewhat versatile, and acceptably sharp.  It had some half-used Delta Ilford 3200 inside when I left, so I had to clear that out to make room for some Kodak Portra 160 and Kodak Portra 400 I planned to shoot during the concerts.

I'm convinced I was one of the oldest people in line when I arrived an hour before the gates opened.  Anyhow, it was cool to see some of my favorite rappers perform live.  The highlights in my opinion were Brother Ali, Talib Kweli, and Atmosphere.  I thought I was going to enjoy T.I.'s show, but it consisted mostly of a medley of choruses from his greatest hits.  Dave East was the biggest surprise of the day.  You should check him out if you're a fan of classic New York rhymes.

Before trekking back to the great state of Ohio, I explored the Twin Cities a little more.  I have to say I was impressed with the Golden Gophers' new football stadium.  Maybe I'll see the Buckeyes play there some day.

I still haven't edited the Italy photos I referenced in the last two posts.  Will it happen this weekend?  Maybe.


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