Wednesday, September 5, 2012

FYF Fest 2012

FYF Fest 2012 was the 1st 2-day FYF & it did not disappoint. The weather was beautiful, the lineup was stacked & the festival-goers were in fantastic spirits celebrating days 1 & 2 of the 3-day weekend (the last days of summer).

As is the norm with festivals, I missed the 1st couple acts of each day that I had aimed to see (including Two Gallants, Wild Nothing & Father John Misty) but I still caught PLENTY of excellent sets including parts (or all) of the following: Chairlift, Future Islands (MY FAVORITE of the entire weekend!! More to come on them in the very near future), Warpaint, Tanlines, Purity Ring, Black Mountain, M83, Simian Mobilen Disco, Refused, Aesop Rock, Dinosaur Jr., Liars, Desaparecidos, Yeasayer, Twin Shadow, Beirut, The Faint & Gold Panda.

Future Islands was my most beloved new discovery of the weekend. The lead singer is an absolute trip. I love him. Simian Mobile Disco's set was the biggest dance party of the weekend & I was lucky to be able to dance my ass off with 1 of my best girlfriends who arrived just in time to catch their set. Liars were amazing & Yeasayer's new stage/visual steup was even cooler than I'd hoped!

FYF Fest had a rocky start a few years ago but the festival planners have worked out the kinks & the fest has really found its groove so I'll keep going back every Labor Day weekend that I can!

Purity Ring Performing Amenamy

M83 Finishing Midnight City - It was audience participation time :)

Simian Mobile Disco building up the crowd for 3 minutes then making everyone go CA-RAZY!!

Liars Performing No. 1 Agaist The Rush

Yeasayer Performing Ambling Alp

Beirut Performing Elephant Gun

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