Index Festival Fans on What's Best About Deep Ellum and What it Still Needs

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Ed Steele
Killer Mike and EL-P, just looking for a grocery store.
Index Festival kicked off in Deep Ellum last night with sets from some 30-plus bands on 9 stages. Killer Mike and EL-P's Run the Jewels project kicked things off in high spirits, and a solid mix of local and touring bands kept the streets of Deep Ellum lively until past 2 a.m.

Index brought plenty of people to the neighborhood -- some regulars and some who haven't made the trip in years. We talked to a few of them about what they love about Deep Ellum and what would have them coming back even more.

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Ed Steele

Name: Jobie Tobe (right) and Whitney Freeman (left)
Age: 32 (Tobe), 27 (Freeman)
Occupation: Construction Manager (Tobe) and Finance (Freeman)

Who are you most excited about at Index Festival?
Tobe: "I'm here for the drinks." [laugs]
Freeman: Warpaint

What's your favorite Deep Ellum business?
Tobe: "I used to go to trees a lot."
Freeman: "Angry Dog."

What do you wish Deep Ellum had that it doesn't?
Tobe: "More small places for local bands. Like it used to be."
Freeman: "A grocery store."

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Ed Steele

Name: Eric Pool
Age: 19
Occupation: Student of Finance at UT Austin

Who are you most excited about at Index Festival?
"Boxcar Rebellion and Real Estate. When I saw them on the lineup, I bought tickets."

What's your favorite Deep Ellum business?
"Club Dada."

What do you wish Deep Ellum had that it doesn't?
"There's nothing really missing that I can think of."


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3 comments
ShakingHead
ShakingHead

So deep ellum needs more clubs exactly like Dada and places that sell $70 t shirts. Gotcha Thanks Hipsters! Is there anything you don't know???? : )

monstruss
monstruss

The Bishop Arts District is not what I would call "cool," but I agree it would be nice to see more daytime retail.

J_A_
J_A_

Culture in uptown? Is that a new restaurant? *badum ching*

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