While I was generally displeased with Arts, Beats, & Eats because of the extreme congestion, high priced parking, and new admission fee, there were a couple of things that made it worthwhile.
My main reason for going was to get a chance to see Macy Gray on 9/5/10. I was met with another treat, though, in the form of War.
War was excellent. It is almost hard to believe that Lonnie Jordan, the longest running member of the group, is in his sixties. He was more energetic than some of the new acts these days.
The band played what they called the hits, including The Cisco Kid, Me And Baby Brother, Low Rider, Slippin' Into Darkness, Why Can't We Be Friends, and others.
We had quite a wait before Macy Gray came on the stage. We were later told that there were technical issues. There seemed to be problems getting the right equipment on the stage and getting everything at the desirable levels. This started to worry me because of the local noise ordinance.