Heat Check

Yeah, yeah, yeah -- we know you're tired of reading about the weather. We've seen some of your comments. But it was a big story out here yesterday. People were being hospitalized. Brandon Boyd had to take off his shirt. The Orbitz gum in my pocket melted. Today? Should be cooler. The National Weather Service forecast calls for a high near 87. Of course, that same forecast also says there's a 40 percent chance of precipitation this afternoon. Perhaps a thunderstorm will pass over Pimlico while the instrumental post-rock group Explosions in the Sky is performing on the second stage.

By J. Freedom du Lac |  August 5, 2007; 11:20 AM ET  | Category:  Sunday's Festival
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heat or no heat you guys are keeping it all current. too bad we can't get an audio feed or two to go with the pictures.

Posted by: phil | August 5, 2007 11:51 AM

Where's the love for Ben Harper yesterday?! I was amazed you didn't mention it because it was one of the best of the day!

Posted by: | August 5, 2007 01:02 PM

I blame the concert organizers for some of those hospitalizations... For the entire venue, there were just three stations where water could be had. Each of those had between two and four faucets that allowed only a trickle at a time. The organizers really needed to provide an entire bank of a dozen spigots to allow for refilling, as promised on the website. Waiting in the hot sun for an hour and a half to refill a water is not acceptable in this kind of heat.

Posted by: | August 5, 2007 01:53 PM

I agree that Ben Harper was exceptional!

The organizers have done so many things well (such as aggressive trash composting and recycling) that it is hard to come down on them too hard about the water, but it's true that people were waiting a really long time to refill water bottles. Of course other drinks were available for a fee without a long line.

Posted by: Bobo | August 5, 2007 03:59 PM

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