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Mother Nature Wallops O4W, But Shaky Knees Persists

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As the AJC notes, a most uncooperative Mother Nature couldn't deter thousands of fans from donning ponchos, wading through ankle-deep mud and partaking in the inaugural Shaky Knees festival, an indie rock bonanza that consumed the Masquerade and Historic Fourth Ward Park lawn. For us, highlights included a dapper Jim James unleashing a velvet-smooth sax solo and telling the soggy masses: "There's no place I'd rather be than Hotlanta in the rain." Downsides included the park's beleaguered sod and knees that, by chilly nightfall, were actually shaking. But hats off to promoters for pulling off a mid-scale neighborhood festival despite the miserable monsoon. What highlighted the experience for you, if you braved it?

· Rain, mud can't stop the music at Shaky Knees festival [AJC]
[Blurred photo, via shaky hand: Curbed Atlanta]