[SLIDESHOW: 2014 Forecastle Festival, Day Two]
After inviting wives and girlfriends to leave their men and "follow us," he and his backing band returned to throw down 45 minutes of pure shock and awe: Icky Thump, diverting into Miserlou (of Pulp Fiction soundtrack fame), returning to Icky Thump, pushing past into Fell in Love with a Girl, shifting gears into Sixteen Saltines before taming down with Just One Drink, off the group's latest effort, Lazaretto.
Then, note by note, Jack White reveled in the wake of his own rock star ego, as fans sang the guitar licks for him.
Whoah oh ah .. whoah oh oh. Whoah oh ah .. whoah oh oh.
Sung everywhere from Midwestern college arenas to the World Cup in Brazil, the inventor of the most iconic riff of the 21st Century was more than happy to share it live with the masses gathered on the Great Lawn.
While the most endearing songs on the set list hail from White Stripes albums, the newer material sparkled Saturday night at the Forecastle Festival. If that wasn't enough, he also put his own stamp on Blue Moon of Kentucky.
While most artists fall into obscurity by the time they launch side projects and, ultimately solo albums, White seems to age like top-shelf bourbon, with double the bite.
Earlier, fans of Louisville rapper Jalin Roze not only watched him jump into the crowd to finish his afternoon set on the Port Stage, but some also caught a surprise performance aboard a spray-painted boat near the park's entrance.
Band of Horses started their performance with a solo acoustic ballad before bringing more strings for a second number, and ultimately drums and keys to cap a slow-yet-dramatic crescendo, much like a larger version of their song The Funeral, which closed the set to a roar of satisfaction from the packed Mast Stage crowd.
Across the waterfalls and bridges, Dwight Yoakam ran through a collection of hits, mixing in a cover of Ring of Fire that sounded like Dwight was very comfortable making it sound like it was his very own.
The Forecastle Festival wraps up Sunday with performances by the Tune-Yards, Ray LaMontagne and Beck.
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