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Outside Lands: Rocker speaks poignantly about Charlottesville tragedy

People attending Day Two (Saturday, Aug. 12) of the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival in San Francisco were well aware of the violence that erupted earlier in the day in Virginia.
Some artists at the festival took time onstage to address the tragic situation stemming from a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville.
I happened to catch the remarks from Dawes frontman Taylor Goldsmtih, who spoke passionately about the situation late in his Los Angeles-based folk-rock act’s set at Outside Lands.
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“I feel like while a bunch of (expletives), in the name of their fear and cowardice and shame, are doing their thing over in a beautiful city like Charlottesville, here we are being able to celebrate love and connection and music,” he said to the crowd. “Thank you for reminding me, for reminding all of us, what it’s really all about and how easy it actually is to love each other.”

When we talk about #Charlottesville , let’s make sure to call it #terrorism . That’s exactly what it is and it needs to be said over and over.
— Dawes (@dawestheband) August 12, 2017


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