What a weekend! Hardly Strictly Bluegrass took over Golden Gate Park, in the best possible way. Five stages, three days, lots of smiling and dancing and music. Thanks to Warren Hellman for making it all possible.
‘Awesome,’ I said in that peculiar way, I knew, our generation had of finding that everything either “sucked” or was “awesome.” We used ‘awesome’ the way the British used ‘brilliant’: for anything at all. Perhaps, as with the British, it was a kind of antidepressant: inflated rhetoric to keep the sorry truth at bay.
Lorrie Moore’s A Gate at the Stairs, 2009