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Wow i would have loved to have been at this! DAVE CHAPPELLE is giving us hope! he just proved that it IS possible to host a safe outdoor music festival in the middle of a pandemic.... he hosted a fourth of july music festival in the cornfields of Yellow Springs, Ohio featuring Erykah Badu, Talib Kweli, Questlove, Common, Jon Hamm, and more!
It was a six-hour event that kicked off with some standup comedy and ended with live music! It was a 400-person audience...and ALL of the night's participants were tested for coronavirus prior to taking the stage....and everyone in the audience wore face masks and practiced social distancing (as you can see by some posts below)!
Based on video later uploaded to social media, highlights from the evening included Chappelle covering Radiohead’s “Creep” and Eric B. and Rakim’s “Paid in Full” with Kweli and Common. Badu sang Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and caused some on-stage moshing. And in typical white guy fashion, Hamm drunkenly sang his heart out to Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin'”.