Railroad Revival Tour fever. I was one of the lucky 8,000 people who saw the first show of the tour this past week in Oakland. The tour is a genius idea - 3 great bands, touring the west and southwest by rail car. Why aren't more bands this creative? Isn't that their job? I realize it's an expensive undertaking and relies on a staff of people who can make your vision a reality, but these 3 bands sure have people excited! One quick look at their Face book page and you'll get the fever too.
Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, and Old Crow Medicine Show
West Oakland, Middle Harbor Shoreline Park
When I think of West Oakland, I think of the Bart stop I have to pass to get to San Francisco and the huge port that meets the bay. Myself and at least 7,500 other people were exposed to a new side of West Oakland when we arrived at Middle Harbor Shoreline Park.