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The Districts, Juston Stens and The Get Real Gang, Ali Wadsworth and Sunshine Superman @ Greenfest at Headhouse Square.

September 10, 2013

GreenFestTheDistricts06Text and images by Darragh Friedman.

With Philadelphia’s 8th Annual Greenfest, the environmental festival at Headhouse Square, came a pumped-up set of bands that performed all day Sunday.

The lineup started off with Sunshine Superman, a group whose upbeat rock sound cast the tone for the rest of festival. Frontwoman Valentina Raffelli passionately sang a range of eclectic songs, including a Spanish folk tale, before handing the mic over to Ali Wadsworth.

The second songstress crooned like Janis Joplin as her violet hair blew in the afternoon wind. Ali’s voice, deep and melodic, caught the attention of everyone that passed by the stage and quickly brought in an audience to hear the whole set.

Next up was Juston Stens and The Get Real Gang, a five-some with the style of The Donkeys and the harmony of The Beach Boys. With plastic sunglasses, muscle shirts and straw hats, the group was both a good listen and fun to watch jump around stage flailing their feet.

To close out the festival The Districts took over and tore up the stage until the sun started to drop out of sky. Rob Grote’s voice carried out over South Street as the pulsating rhythm of the band’s music exemplified the last bit of energy in the air.

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