Lifehouse at Garlic Fest
Lifehouse @ Garlic Fest
Delray Beach, FL
The aroma spanned across the crowd – breaths, bodily fluid and food – garlic was everywhere.
The 14th annual Garlic Fest in downtown Delray Beach promised more garlic than in previous years – and multi-platinum recording artist Lifehouse.
Lead singer Jason Wade and company played a 90-minute set to close out day one of the three-day festival.
Nostalgia seemed to saturate the booths surrounding the stage. Festivalgoers, some in newly minted Florida Gators gear, signaled a new son or daughter accepted into Gator Nation. And one fan even shouted out “Best Cruise Ever” alluding to a four-day cruise Lifehouse appeared on back in 2011.
Nonetheless, the music was familiar to all. Wade dipped into “First Time,” “Halfway Gone” and “You And Me.” During the one of the songs, he jumped down from the stage to greet the fans in the first row.
Then, the band played the lead single off their new album “Almeria,” entitled “Between The Raindrops.” The track took on a smoother tone, as the studio version features Natasha Bedingfield.
Wade then backtracked into “Whatever It Takes” and “Falling In.” Fans held there loved ones close on the latter, as Wade mentioned how great it was to be back in Florida.
And after “Broken,” it was time for their claim to fame, the 2001 chart-topper “Hanging by a Moment.”
Like most of the night, Wade and the gang reared back, guitars in hand, and delivered another solid performance.
Review & Photos by Anthony Cave