by Owen Murray
Cars full of restless music fans piled into the Cheshire Fairgrounds in Swayze, New Hampshire to take part in the largest live music series in New England this year. On September 12th, Amherst garage rock legends Dinosaur Jr. took their turn in the “Drive-In Live” series which has been running since mid-July. The band played in earnest and gave their all to a crowd that was too widely dispersed to show its appreciation with an applause. Nonetheless, excitement was in the air around this music-hungry crowd who seemed more than happy accept a less-than-ideal concert experience. A few attendees said they were dying to see live music again after a months-long concert drought. Even though sound phased in and out with the wind and the farthest cars saw the stage as a bright glean in the distance, Dinosaur Jr.’s electrifying energy and crowd’s unquenched desire for live music kept spirits high.