Tulsa Tuesday: No Dfest, I’m Sad”¦

Artists and fans of independent music finally got their answer of who will play at this year’s Dfest.


It has been canceled.  Officially, it’s on “hiatus.” I have nothing to look forward to in July except season two of Jersey Shore.

We have other festivals:  Mayfest, Oktoberfest and the monthly Gun Show, but those are family events.  No other festival in Tulsa has successfully combined cool music, attractive people and beer.

Cain’s Ballroom, Crystal Pistol Saloon and Soundpony will try to fill the void with FreeTulsa!, a music festival that will host regional and local artists on nine stages.  It’s planned the same weekend Dfest was originally scheduled, July 30-31.

I’m sad.  Dfest is where I discovered Paramore, The Disco Biscuits and Adam’s Attic.  It’s where I watched The Flaming Lips, Zappa Plays Zappa and Cake.

I have so many fond memories of Dfest.  Like the time I “¦ and “¦ I also “¦ handcuffs “¦ I can’t really mention anything, but my sister saw her first cross-dresser.  Thanks to me she knows the difference between a cross-dresser and drag queen.  That puts her way ahead of the other third graders.

Dfest organizers cite rising production costs, the economy and a decline in corporate sponsorship as reasons for the hiatus.  I think it’s because they couldn’t book the biggest star in independent music…

…Justin Beiber.


(P.S.  25 other alphabet-worthy Festivals to Replace Dfest.)