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We were blown away by how indescribably awesome the inaugural KAABOO Del Mar experience was this past weekend. We endured the aggressive heat and enjoyed four fantastic evenings at the Del Mar Racetrack for the event's debut, and eagerly anticipate its second incarnation next year during the September 16-18, 2016 weekend. The musical and comedy performances were riveting, the art installations awe-inspiring, the culinary aspects tantalizing, and the overall event layout and organization was nearly flawless and extremely impressive. Read on for highlights from our experience and enjoy glimpses into KAABOO 2015...and start planning for next year's return of San Diego's own music, comedy and cultural festival.
KAABOO weekend started with a Thursday night VIP welcoming party, featuring tray passed appetizers and special performances by Live frontman Ed Kowalczyk, Sanho "The Indian," and the lovely Sheryl Crow. Kowalczyk's performance was especially enjoyable, as he played the entire Throwing Copper album in order, acoustically, which made me reminiscent of seeing him play the first concert I ever attended over 20 years ago.
|Ed Kowalczyk and Sheryl Crow|
|Anthony Jeselnik, Mark Foster of Foster the People, Gwen Stefani of No Doubt, and Snoop Dogg|
|Questlove of The Roots, Counting Crows, Jeff Garlin, and Zac Brown Band|
|Tim Meadows, Michael Franti, and Ben Harper|
|Parking lot selfie courtesy of Ben Harper!!|
|Troy Johnson of San Diego Magazine and Chef Javier Plascencia|
|Chefs Jason McLeod and Chad White|
|Chefs Brian Malarkey and Javier Plascencia|
|Nahko & Medicine For The People|