April 23-25, 2010
WATTO Distinctive Metal is Chillin out at McDowell Mountain Music Festival in North Scottsdale, AZ.
Wow, crazy event center. We're smack dab in the middle of a shopping center in front of The Compound Grill. They actually covered a huge parking lot with new grass so concert goers could lounge out in front of the stage! Then, they had awesome food. A little spicey, but great flavor and decent prices for a festival. Plus it was all made to order and I think I heard something about organic vegetables and meat without hormones. If your'e in the Scottsdale area, like a littel kick to your food check it out. The bathrooms are to die for. The coolest faucets ever and these new "green" hand dryers that are so fun to use! I know kinda weird I'm talking about the bathrooms, but they were so cool. I just had to mention them. They also have a ton of great beers. MMMM. I had some kind of raspberry beer that was very Yummy!
The lineup was great. Here are several of the bands that played: John Brown's Body (reggae), oubab Krewe (Dirty South), Ruthie Foster (nominated for a Grammy in 2009 for Best Contemporary blues Album), Robert Randolph & the Family Band (Gospel), Super Chikan (Blues), Hot Birds & the Chili Sauce (big band) and Grace Potter & the Nocturnals (Blues)
The event started out slow, but the crowds showed us their love! The favorite WATTO items were the peace signs, the spiral and the clover!
Thanks for your support Scottsdale!