Colbchella: fun., Grizzly Bear, Santigold, Flaming Lips
Benjamin Lozovsky Wayne Coyne (left) and Stephen Colbert. See more photos from Colbchella here.
Friday, August 10
Better than: All the world wars and Woodstocks combined.
Don't you ever question America's might. We do things bigger and crazier than other countriesand then we televise it. And while Stephen Colbert didn't officially endorse that message, he concurs. On Friday night, he took over the U.S.S. Intrepid for a nautical, turret-blazing salute to US military, industrial, and Indie rock superiority.
In dire response to the proliferation of "half-naked, patchouli-soaked, white guy dreadlock festivals," Colbert concocted Stephest Colbchella '012 Rocktaugustfest as an assertion of his fundamental conservative values and reverence of corporate sponsorship ("Pepsi, the official drink of my throat"). Colbert brought acts like The Flaming Lips, Santigold, Grizzly Bear and fun. to support his ultimate (if satirical) political goal: Self-aggrandizement and narcissistic back patting.More »