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The Strokes @ Sweetlife Festival

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COLUMBIA, MD - May 1st, 2011: Julian Casablancas of The Strokes performs during the 2011 Sweetlife Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion.  (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post) (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post)

After a long day of so-so acts The Stokes brought the 2nd annual Sweetlife Festival to a rousing end with a taught hour-plus long set that focused mainly on their first two albums.

COLUMBIA, MD - May 1st, 2011: The Strokes headline the 2011 Sweetlife Festival with a set that spanned their 10 year career.  (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post) (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post)

COLUMBIA, MD - May 1st, 2011: The Strokes headline the 2011 Sweetlife Festival with a set that spanned their 10 year career.  (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post) (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post)

Lights, as expected, were horrible, but I was prepared for this and was able to get some decent shots. Personally I am fine with blue-tinted low light. Anything but red is fine with me. We were graced with a few moments of warm yellow light, but other than that, it was blue and pink throughout.

COLUMBIA, MD - May 1st, 2011: The Strokes headline the 2011 Sweetlife Festival with a set that spanned their 10 year career.  (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post) (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post)

COLUMBIA, MD - May 1st, 2011: The Strokes headline the 2011 Sweetlife Festival with a set that spanned their 10 year career.  (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post) (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post)

COLUMBIA, MD - May 1st, 2011: The Strokes headline the 2011 Sweetlife Festival with a set that spanned their 10 year career.  (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post) (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post)

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The Strokes @ Sweetlife Festival – Images by Kyle Gustafson

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