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Three Rivers Arts Festival 2013

The Three Rivers Arts Festival ended this past weekend. There amount of art was absolutely amazing.  As a broke college student I couldn’t afford any of it, but that didn’t stop me from looking at all the amazing pieces that were created.

Opening night had a fantastic turnout and there were a lot going on. The fountain at Point State Park was turned on for the first time in four years. To celebrate this event the fountain was illuminated with colored lights. It was really gorgeous to see, but  I was a little disappointed there were no fireworks. Pittsburgh has a great reputation with fireworks so I expected fireworks nonetheless.

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As amazing as turning on the fountain was, most of the crowd was there for the free Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros concert.  If you are unfamiliar their main hit is “Home” which is played during the films Jesus Henry Christ and What to Expect When You are Expecting. I’ve listened a few recorded songs before but the Magnetic Zeros are one of those bands that sound better live.

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On Wednesday I went back to the Three Rivers Arts Festival to attend the Glen Hansar concert. I would say he is not well-known like Edward Sharpe, but his hit “Falling Slowly”  won an Oscar for Best Original Song back in 2008. The turnout wasn’t as large as Friday night, but there were a decent amount of people, even though there was supposed to be a severe storm that night.

If I had all the time in the world I would have went to see The Airborne Toxic Event on Saturday night, but I’m good daughter and went home to visit my dad for Father’s Day.

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PS: Happy belated Father’s Day to all you Dads of Pittsburgh.

Elisabeth

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