Last weekend was the 10th annual FYF (my 4th FYF in a row) & the way the festival has improved just over the last 4 years alone is astounding. In 2010, I had a great time but had many a gripe about organizational problems (i.e. insanely long bathroom lines, lack of water availability, super long beer lines & the longest line to actually ENTER a fest pretty much ever) BUT, even 1 year later, in 2011, I noticed vast improvement so, by 2013, everything seemed to be running pretty smoothly. Bathroom lines are always going to be long. There are certain things that just can't be helped. What really matters is the music & this year's FYF performances were outstanding!
Some of my favorite sets of the weekend included Toro Y Moi, Devendra Banhart (my 1st time seeing him & he was FANTASTIC), Deerhunter, TV ON The Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, !!! (Chk Chk Chk), Flume, Beach House, Washed Out (another 1st & another very pleasant surprise) & Holy Ghost!. It was tough waiting for Holy Ghost!'s closing set Sunday night that didn't start until 11pm since I had to be up for work at 7am Monday but it was SO worth rallying for!
Toro Y Moi Performing Low Shoulder – Day 1 – Please note this was my 1st video of the fest & the 1st half of the short clip is more audio-friendly than visually-friendly since I was shooting ABOVE Toro Y Moi & his band for a good chunk of it…lol.
The Breeders Performing Drivin' on 9 – Day 1
Devendra Banhart Performing Never Seen Such Good Things – Day 1
Deerhunter Performing Nothing Ever Happened – Day 1 – Check out Bradford Cox’s sexy black wig & animal-print dress ;)
TV On The Radio Performing Mercy – Day 1
!!! (Chk Chk Chk) Performing Even When The Water's Cold – Day 2
Flume – Day 2
Beach House – Day 2
Washed Out Performing Get Up – Day 2
Holy Ghost! Performing It's Not Over – Day 2
Holy Ghost! Performing I Will Come Back – Day 2