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Fortunate Youth @ Old School

Written by on 08/12/2018

We all remember the positive vibes and sense of oneness that Reggae Rise Up spread through St. Pete this past March, but this past weekend those same vibes and oneness returned to Florida’s west coast, this time to Sarasota’s very own Old School Bar & Grill. The show brought together two of Florida’s finer reggae acts, Summer Survivors and Resinated, with Californa’s very own Fortunate Youth headlining the show.
The show was one of the most intimate acts that Florida has seen all year, personifying the word of oneness and spreading the message through the music itself spread the message. As soon as needle dropped, DJ Badda Skat dubbed things up and the mood was set for a good night. Once Summer Survivors hopped up on the stage the place was ready to pop things off. The Sarasota natives contained the energy well and only pumped things up to an even higher level of oomph. The band’s rendition of The Wailers classic “I Shot the Sheriff” would have Bob Marley bobbing his head every which way.
STLR’s very own Paul King and guitarist of Summer Survivors was ecstatic to not only be in the eye of a metaphorical hurricane but also have the show—storm— right in his backyard. “I’ve never seen a Sarasota show like that, it was amazing to see everybody come out. The vibes were amazing. Nostalgic,” said Paul, who is also a member of the incredible crew at Boltz on Board. In short, Boltz on Board is a jewelry company that creates custom necklaces and rings created from upcycled skateboard. Boltz on Board has a presence at each and every reggae show that hits the Sunshine State and merchandise from the company was included in every gift bag that was handed out on Saturday night.

© Brendan McGinley. July 11, 2018. Write Up for STLR Media Group.

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