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Photos: 2008 Hideout Block Party

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Sep 23, 2008 2:45PM

This year’s Hideout Block Party had it all: blues, world music, stoner rock, deep country blues, puppet shows, political dissidents, robo-rock, the return of Neko Case in two guises, and a punk rock marching band. In-between all of this the organizers managed to mix in voter registration, political discussion, and a drunken spelling bee. The amazing thing about this whole package? Its whole purpose was to raise money for various community centers, primarily in the interest in improving the lives of area children, proving The Hideout truly is striving to create a sense of community through the arts.

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“Thriller” Zombie Dance
Saturday Flickr set
Sunday Flickr set