It is a cool and seasonable Monday here in Sandbridge, and we are all recovering from a weekend of anticipation and activity. Something In The Water festival was held this past weekend in Virginia Beach, and we are pleased to report the event came off great.
Frankly speaking there was quite a bit of trepidation among residents of Sandbridge and in Virginia Beach in general as 35,000 tickets were sold to the music festival. How will the city handle all of those people? Will there be violence? Will there be significant noise ordinance violations?
All of these questions were answered positively, as the music festival was a great success by any measure.
With the exception of bad weather which moved through on Friday and forced the cancellation of all of the musical acts that day, it seemed that everything went very well. The music was evidently great, the attendees were well behaved, and the local merchants had a financially successful weekend.
Pharrell Williams, the Virginia Beach native turned musical superstar was the mastermind behind the festival. He not only lent his name and star power to the event, but he also convinced some of the largest musical acts in the country to come to Virginia Beach to entertain.
In several interviews after the event on Sunday Pharrell promised a return of the event in 2020.
This year's event included stars such as Missy Elliott, Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg and other high energy acts that were crowd-pleasers.
The Virginia Beach police did not report any significant incidents through the entirety of the weekend music festival.