Donna Winfrey’s Event Journal

Playboy jazz 35 920
Sunday June 16, 2013 / 3:00pm-10:30pm
35th Annual Playboy Jazz Festival
2 tickets
Section L-P

How was your experience?

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The venue is one of my favorites but for this event, you were lucky if your seat was in the shade (ours were) on this hot, sunny, SoCal afternoon. The event was fun and the artists were spectacular but as the evening wore on the crowd became more and more drunk and rowdy (the bag screeners did a terrible job at keeping alcohol out; if people had to pay for it inside they wouldn't have gotten so drunk). The pot smell was too much! I haven't been to this event in years and really only went to see India Arie (unfortunately, some bozo in my area started tossing around an enormous beach ball during her very short set so you couldn't even enjoy her). I don't think I'll be back for this Festival but will definitely be back to the Bowl when the crowds are more respectful.