A Moment of Silence in Memory of Lilith Fair

We may not often admit to it these days, but when we were in high school back in the late ’90s, we used to daydream about attending Lilith Fair. And it is that Birkenstock-wearing, Ani DiFranco-loving part of us that mourns the death of the women’s music festival, which ran from 1997-1999 and then re-emerged in 2010. Although Sarah McLachlan promised last summer that Lilith would return in 2011, she recently told The Globe and Mail, “It’s done. And that’s okay. It’s actually a really good thing.”

It seems that in the months since last year’s Lilith — which saw several acts drop out and had to cancel ten dates after poor ticket sales — McLachlan has gained some perspective. “It lived in a time and place and it probably should have stayed there,” she said of the festival. “And that’s okay. I learned that. And I’m just excited about looking forward and thinking of carrying forth the ideas from Lilith and maybe doing something new and different.” [via Rolling Stone]