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Acoustic State of Mind
Author: Phillip Wetmore is an English Major at PSU in his Junior year, as well as a Student Office Assistant for Enrollment Management & Student Affairs.
Posted: November 6, 2015

 

It was a festive atmosphere as students piled into the Green Roots Cafe for the Portland State of Mind Music Festival on October 23, 2015. As they waited in line for the free food, and then tried to find a seat in the packed venue, they talked with excitement about the show to come.  The space provided an intimate setting, and the bands used it to perfection as they delivered almost three hours of acoustic music ranging from the ethereal ballads of Ezza Rose, the folk storytelling of Luz Elena Mendoza, to the stripped down indie rock of the headliner, David Bazan. 

While many were there to see one band in particular, others came with a more general interest in live music or group activities.  Ed Markues, a senior working towards a degree in Arts and Letters, described what seemed to be a common sentiment when asked why he came to the show “I was excited to see David Bazan, but I also try to make it to as many of these free events as possible because they are a great way to explore new experiences and meet fellow students.” 

The Crowd left smiling, full, and hopefully with a few new friends. 

Phillip Wetmore is an English Major at PSU in his Junior year, as well as a Student Office Assistant for Enrollment Management & Student Affairs