Frantastic: Peace, Love, & Spearhead

“Guaranteed you’re going to end up hugging the person next to you,” is what I was told before seeing Michael Franti & Spearhead live at Ithaca State Theatre on October 4. After headlining the Finger Lakes Grassroots Festival a few summers back, Michael Franti & Spearhead returned to deliver a high-energy, feel-good show well suited to the Ithaca crowd. A blur of tie dye and dreadlocks, the packed theatre radiated good vibes with everyone delightfully stoked for the show. With Franti’s reputation as a musician passionate about peace and social justice causes, there was no better crowd to experience Franti with than the politically aware Ithacans that surrounded me.