Hang Out Music Fest, VIP Lounge
Stevie Wonder closed off the festival with an extended set. We dance with everyone from everywhere in America.
“Where did you get moves like that?” A girl from New Orleans asked.
I found them off I-40 on the way back to California.
Before he played a cover of Lennon’s “Imagine,” he told everyone that it does not matter who or what you believe in, just so long as you believe in peace.
Part way through the set, the blind band leader stopped the music to tell the crowd that guns should be banished, that he has seen too many people die and has had family members die by them. The majority of the crowd - filled with southerners – booed at his statement while us three boys from California cheered.
The couple in front of us was smoking cigars, people were swimming in the VIP pools, my head was spinning from rum and Stevie played every song you love.