Good Vibrations

The Gathering of the Vibes is a four-day musical festival that began in 1996 as a tribute to Jerry Garcia.

BRIDGEPORT -- CT -- 7/27/13 -- Jamie Grillo, 19, of Branford dances at the 18th annual Gathering of the Vibes music festival at Seaside Park in Bridgeport on Saturday. -- Photograph by Andrea Wise | Special to the Courant

2013.07.27. Bridgeport, Ct. – Jamie Grillo, 19, of Branford dances at the 18th annual Gathering of the Vibes music festival at Seaside Park in Bridgeport on Saturday. — Photograph by Andrea Wise | Special to the Courant

Bridgeport, Ct - 2013.07.27.  (Top left) Trevor Cape, 40, and Kera Pesall, 36, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Top Middle) Portrait of Susan O'Connor-Lobbato, 35, and her daughter Ember, 4, both of Tom's River, N.J. (Top right) Gabby Lofaro, 23, of West Haven. (Bottom left) Dustin Feldman, 36, of Landenberg, Pa. and his labradoodle, Justin. (Bottom middle) Mark Sloan, 57, of Goshen, Ct. (Bottom right) Claudia Varona, 22, of Burlington, Vt. and Aaron Vose, 27, of Willimantic, CT. Andrea Wise | Special to the Courant

2013.07.27. Bridgeport, Ct. – (Top left) Trevor Cape, 40, and Kera Pesall, 36, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Top Middle) Portrait of Susan O’Connor-Lobbato, 35, and her daughter Ember, 4, both of Tom’s River, N.J. (Top right) Gabby Lofaro, 23, of West Haven. (Bottom left) Dustin Feldman, 36, of Landenberg, Pa. and his labradoodle, Justin. (Bottom middle) Mark Sloan, 57, of Goshen, Ct. (Bottom right) Claudia Varona, 22, of Burlington, Vt. and Aaron Vose, 27, of Willimantic, CT. Photographs by Andrea Wise | Special to the Courant

BRIDGEPORT -- CT -- 7/27/13 -- 18th annual Gathering of the Vibes music festival at Seaside Park in Bridgeport on Saturday. -- Photograph by Andrea Wise | Special to the Courant

2013.07.27. Bridgeport, Ct. – 18th annual Gathering of the Vibes music festival at Seaside Park in Bridgeport on Saturday. — Photograph by Andrea Wise | Special to the Courant

Bridgeport, Ct - 2013.07.27.  (Top left) Stephanie Martinenas, 20, of Fairfield. (Top middle) Steve Herndon, 24, of Brewster, N.Y. and Sam Smith, 23, of Johnstown, N.Y. (Top right) Josey Casto, 31, of New Milford, N.J. (Bottom left) Tiffany Lake, 34, of Long Island, N.Y. (Bottom middle) Duncan Mackay, 31, and Emily Ballard, 21, of Poughquag, N.Y. (Bottom right) Aster Wells, 23 (left) and Emily Latimer, 24, both of San Antonio, Texas.

2013.07.27. Bridgeport, Ct. – (Top left) Stephanie Martinenas, 20, of Fairfield. (Top middle) Steve Herndon, 24, of Brewster, N.Y. and Sam Smith, 23, of Johnstown, N.Y. (Top right) Josey Casto, 31, of New Milford, N.J. (Bottom left) Tiffany Lake, 34, of Long Island, N.Y. (Bottom middle) Duncan Mackay, 31, and Emily Ballard, 21, of Poughquag, N.Y. (Bottom right) Aster Wells, 23 (left) and Emily Latimer, 24, both of San Antonio, Texas. Photographs by Andrea Wise | Special to the Courant.

2013.07.27. Bridgeport, Ct.  -  Grace Soto of Bridgeport hugs Melonie Davidson of Westport at the 18th annual Gathering of the Vibes music festival at Seaside Park in Bridgeport on Saturday. -- Photograph by Andrea Wise | Special to the Courant

BRIDGEPORT — CT — 7/27/13 — Grace Soto of Bridgeport hugs Melonie Davidson of Westport at the 18th annual Gathering of the Vibes music festival at Seaside Park in Bridgeport on Saturday. — Photograph by Andrea Wise | Special to the Courant

BRIDGEPORT -- CT -- 7/27/13 -- Amber Lewinski, 11, and her mom, Jamie Lewinski, 40, of South Hadley, Mass. at the 18th annual Gathering of the Vibes music festival at Seaside Park in Bridgeport on Saturday. -- Photograph by Andrea Wise | Special to the Courant

2013.07.27. Bridgeport, Ct. – Amber Lewinski, 11, and her mom, Jamie Lewinski, 40, of South Hadley, Mass. at the 18th annual Gathering of the Vibes music festival at Seaside Park in Bridgeport on Saturday. — Photograph by Andrea Wise | Special to the Courant

 

Bridgeport, Ct - 2013.07.27.  (Top left) James Boniakowski, 19, of Durham, N.H. (Top middle) Patrick Shanahan, 45, of Suffield, Ct. (Top right) Cheri Herbert, 50, of New Milford, Ct. (Bottom right) Britton Dougherty, 27, of Ithaca, N.Y. (Bottom middle) Faaria Siddiqi, 20, of Boston, Mass. (Bottom right) Jamie Grillo, 19, of Branford. Photographs by Andrea Wise | Special to the Courant

2013.07.27. Bridgeport, Ct. – (Top left) James Boniakowski, 19, of Durham, N.H. (Top middle) Patrick Shanahan, 45, of Suffield, Ct. (Top right) Cheri Herbert, 50, of New Milford, Ct. (Bottom right) Britton Dougherty, 27, of Ithaca, N.Y. (Bottom middle) Faaria Siddiqi, 20, of Boston, Mass. (Bottom right) Jamie Grillo, 19, of Branford. Photographs by Andrea Wise | Special to the Courant

BRIDGEPORT -- CT -- 7/27/13 -- A couple lays together in a hammock at the 18th annual Gathering of the Vibes music festival at Seaside Park in Bridgeport on Saturday. -- Photograph by Andrea Wise | Special to the Courant

2013.07.27. Bridgeport, Ct. – A couple lays together in a hammock at the 18th annual Gathering of the Vibes music festival at Seaside Park in Bridgeport on Saturday. — Photograph by Andrea Wise | Special to the Courant

Bridgeport, Ct - 2013.07.27.  (Top left) Angie Muniz, 23, of West Haven, Ct. (Top right) Jessy Maedev, 18, left, and Sasha Lugere, 23, both of Gardner, Mass. (Top right) Jacky Weidenbacher, 25, and Larry Faulkner, 34, both of Pittsburgh, Pa. (Bottom left) Spin Ray Gelinas, 52, of Wolcott, Ct. (Bottom middle) Bonnie Thompson, 71, of Bridgeport, Ct. (Bottom right) Refael Tessler, 25, of South Africa. Photographs by Andrea Wise | Special to the Courant

2013.07.27. Bridgeport, Ct. – (Top left) Angie Muniz, 23, of West Haven, Ct. (Top right) Jessy Maedev, 18, left, and Sasha Lugere, 23, both of Gardner, Mass. (Top right) Jacky Weidenbacher, 25, and Larry Faulkner, 34, both of Pittsburgh, Pa. (Bottom left) Spin Ray Gelinas, 52, of Wolcott, Ct. (Bottom middle) Bonnie Thompson, 71, of Bridgeport, Ct. (Bottom right) Refael Tessler, 25, of South Africa. Photographs by Andrea Wise | Special to the Courant

BRIDGEPORT -- CT -- 7/27/13 -- Matt Lainey, 22, and Bethany Salvati, 18, of Bethany, Conn. lay together at the 18th annual Gathering of the Vibes music festival at Seaside Park in Bridgeport on Saturday. -- Photograph by Andrea Wise | Special to the Courant

2013.07.27. Bridgeport, Ct. – Matt Lainey, 22, and Bethany Salvati, 18, of Bethany, Conn. lay together at the 18th annual Gathering of the Vibes music festival at Seaside Park in Bridgeport on Saturday. — Photograph by Andrea Wise | Special to the Courant

Bridgeport, Ct - 2013.07.27.  (Left) Celina Ishanak, 23, of Miami, Fla. and Charles Smiley, 25, of North Kingstown, R.I. (Middle) Derek Jones, 18, of Colchester. (Right) Matt Borek, 32, and Molly Reid, 26, both of Providence, R.I. Andrea Wise | Special to the Courant

2013.07.27. Bridgeport, Ct. – Celina Ishanak, 23, of Miami, Fla. and Charles Smiley, 25, of North Kingstown, R.I. (Middle) Derek Jones, 18, of Colchester. (Right) Matt Borek, 32, and Molly Reid, 26, both of Providence, R.I. Andrea Wise | Special to the Courant

BRIDGEPORT -- CT -- 7/27/13 -- 18th annual Gathering of the Vibes music festival at Seaside Park in Bridgeport on Saturday. -- Photograph by Andrea Wise | Special to the Courant

2013.07.27. Bridgeport, Ct. – 18th annual Gathering of the Vibes music festival at Seaside Park in Bridgeport on Saturday. — Photograph by Andrea Wise | Special to the Courant

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