Dave Matthews Band Caravan: Opening Act for Hurricane Irene

Since I have only made a few website updates since August, I have a backlog of photo galleries that I want to post. The first is a collection of photos from the Dave Matthews Band Caravan on Governors Island. This event was scheduled to take place August 26-28. As my friends on the east coast will recall, that was the weekend that Hurricane Irene came to visit.

The storm was predicted to blow right through New York Harbor on the morning of August 28th. As a precaution, the city was pretty much shut down for the weekend. All events city-wide were cancelled on Saturday and Sunday, leaving Friday as the only day of the DMB Caravan festival on Governors Island. While more prudent New Yorkers were raiding grocery store shelves to stock up on food and water, I joined several thousand Dave Matthews Band fans in throwing caution to the wind and boarding ferries across the aforementioned New York Harbor.

It ended up being a beautiful day – pretty much perfect for an outdoor music festival. The lineup for the day was:

The Wood Brothers

Vieux Farka Toure


Citizen Cope


Dave Matthews Band

Here’s the Gallery!