Pickathon time traveled back forty years when The Relatives took the main stage.
A large crowd gathered to watch the gentlemen clothed in lavender suits, and it was apparent that most were not sure what to expect. What everyone did experience, however, was a high-energy, dance-athon to psychedelic, funky gospel music with lyrics involving heavy themes such as war and inequality.
Their recent comeback is highly attributed to producer and drummer for Spoon, Mr. Eno. He had come across their performance while opening up for another heavier soul band, and from there an album was recorded.
Their set list showcased a good amount of their history as well as songs from their newest album, The Electric Word. The musicians performing behind them were also given impressive solos, and the crowd never seemed to stop cheering.
Their songs were persuasive enough to command everyone to sway their hips to the ground, and then even lower.
This was the most fun that could have been had in the sun that day.