Although I had never seen Vacationer perform live before Wednesday night, I am no stranger to their ultra chill summer tunes. “The Wild Life” has been my absolute jam for a couple of years now, and I can vibe with just about any song that comes from Philly music mainstay Kenny Vasoli and his friends in Vacationer.
But my familiarity with the headline act at Wednesday’s installment of the Sundown Music Series at Haddon Lake Park actually made me an outlier. Sure, I’m no Vacationer superfan (there were a few in attendance, however), but compared to maybe 60 percent of the audience, you would have thought I was. A decent chunk of the crowd seemed to be on the older side, most likely loyal patrons who attend each installment of the concert series run by Camden County. For example, I overheard the gentleman sitting next to me that he attends public series like this all over the state. Even the event’s host, who said he’s been on the job for 13 or 14 years now, revealed he wasn’t familiar with Vacationer until sound check that evening. These observations are not to fault the audience, but rather commend the performer. Continue reading →