When: Friday May 8th and Saturday May 9th
Where: St. Augustine, FL
Who: 3 Doors Down, Snoop Dogg, G.Love, Hinder, Flyfleaf, Candlebox, Saving Abel, Corey Smith, Presidents of the USA, Kâ€™NAAn, Shawn Fisher and the JGâ€™s
The Scene: You’ll know when you arrive at the St. Augustine Crawfish Boil. The scent of 20,000 pounds of fresh crawfish is hard to miss. My mouth was watering before I even rolled into the heart of the Ancient City. Â
Although this is St. Augustine’s first Crawfish Boil, itâ€™s nothing new for the south. The series started in Birmingham back in 1991, blossoming from an invitation only backyard party into a massive street festival whose proceeds benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
After stuffing my face with two pounds of tasty crawdads, I slipped backstage in time to catch G. Love rocking the crowd while in the crowd. ThenÂ Snoop Dogg rose to the stage in a cloud of smoke that smelled a little funny. No one seemed to mind.
I wouldnâ€™t necessarily call it a backyard party anymore, but Snoop Dogg and G. Love made everyone feel at home withÂ classic lines like: “We ain’t leaving till 6 in tha morn,”and “Can I get a cold beverage?” Groove on fellow festival junkies. See you at Summer Camp! Â Â
Each week, our resident festival expert drops in on a different party and reports back on The Scene. This week Coco checks in from the Ancient City Crawfish Boil.Â