After two full days of music, one would expect a festival to conclude with a mellow Sunday. Day three usually is painful for most festivalgoers for obvious reasons. Well, the 3rd Annual KAABOO Del Mar wasn't ready to stop the party. Day Three started with a skanking party for ska-reggae-alternative band Fishbone, followed by the Hawaiian bad boys of reggae Pepper on the Trestles stage. Already up for mid-day dancing? Good thing T-Pain was holding down the Grandview Stage, straight out of the gate. '90's alt-rockers +Live+ was next up on the Sunset Cliffs Stage, followed by another 90's great, the majestic Miss Alanis Morissette. The continued with stunning sights and feel-good times, with pop sensation Jason Derulo closing down one end... and, well, the late, great Tom Petty and his Heartbreakers performing their fourth final show unbeknownst to all. With cheers richocheting in all directions for an encore, Tom Petty closed down the 3rd Annual with an "American Girl" salute. Legendary doesn't even start to describe the feeling of witnessing that finale. Although the KAABOO Del Mar staff has their work cut out for them to top this year's MIX-perience for the 4th Annual, one thing's for sure: you won't want to miss out in 2018... whatever that may bring. That being said, 4th Annual KAABOO early bird passes are already on sale! For more information, visit www.kaaboodelmar.com.
Photography by Kristy Rose