[Image: A five-piece band plays on an outdoor stage. A large banner reads Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.]
Today I once again braved hot, sunny weather and lunchtime crowds to shoot another free outdoor concert: Clynton Oliver Cox at Yerba Buena Gardens.
[Image: Clynton Oliver Cox sings into a microphone on an outdoor stage. Bass and keyboard players play behind him.]
[Image: Clynton Oliver Cox plays guitar and sings into a microphone on an outdoor stage. Bass and keyboard players play behind him.]
[Image: A keyboard player and a drummer perform on an outdoor stage.]
I found the set very entertaining. The arrangements were keyboard-heavy; three keyboards were on the stage, with only one guitar, which Clynton frequently stopped playing when he sang.
[Image: An electric bass player performs on an outdoor stage.]
[Image: A drummer and keyboard player perform on an outdoor stage.]
The rhythm section was in the pocket. A bunch of folks got up to dance.
[Image: Clynton Oliver Cox plays guitar on an outdoor stage. A keyboard player plays behind him.]
As with the previous concert, I enjoyed the music enough to stay the whole time (only an hour in this case, as it was a weekday lunch hour performance). Toward the end I was asked to fill out a survey. The gender options listed on it were “Female,” “Male,” and “Transgender/Other.” While this inclusion was well-intentioned, it wasn’t really accurate, as most binary trans people wish to be recognized simply as female or male, without qualifiers. But since I’m agender as well as transsexual and want to increase trans visibility, I did choose the third option. I probably won’t bother to contact Yerba Buena about this; it’s a much higher priority for me to educate people who list only two gender options.
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