What in heaven's name will the PPH write about now that the concert is over?
A pleasant but not (IMO) overwhelming British band by the name of Mumford and Sons is apparently quite popular these days. They played a well-attended, apparently peaceful concert up on Munjoy Hill last evening. Nothing particularly remarkable about any of that.
Given the fawning way the Portland Press Herald has been covering the story - for months now, by the way - one might think that instead of Mumford and Sons, the concert was a performance by The Beatles - replete with George Harrison and John Lennon, snatched from their graves and successfully reanimated, or the original lineup of the Count Basie Orchestra (similarly reinvigorated).
But now it's over. All of it, gone. I expect there'll be a week or so of wrap-up stories, culminating in careful analyses such as the gross weight of trash deposited in the proper receptacles by a respectful audience, and tales of how the heroic city workers are skillfully nursing the grass back to full strength following its inadvertent - one might even say collateral (no choice, really!) trampling by thousands upon thousands of pairs of Doc Martins.
After that, the bereft reporters at the Press Herald will have to find something else to do. Like actually going and doing some real reporting for a change.