This year's Summer Fest was definitely the most chill I've been to. Don't get me wrong, I had a blast, saw a lot of great acts and the people watching was fantastic, but it felt like everyone had their game plan set in motion to battle the brutal temperatures. The general plan for most consisted of: a) get in quickly b) find shade c) lay out your blanket/claim your land d) kick back and enjoy!
After fighting a hangover from hell Saturday morning (a cardinal mistake of mixing beer, liquor and wine), I hopped in a cab and got to Eleanor Tinsley Park late afternoon just in time to catch the tail end of Alabama Shakes performance. These festive party animals greeted me as I entered the park.
Brittany's soulful voice and the bluesy, toe-tappin' rock sounds made my heart swell. I was ready and eager to wander around and let the good times roll. Here are a few snaps of the performances we caught, linked to my favorite songs.
A guy in the crowd was wearing this giant fur coat and tossed it on stage to him. A pretty sweet reward for the gallons of sweat he lost wearing that beast all day.
TV on the Radio.
As the sun went down on Sunday, we ended our weekend with some gypsy punk, dancing the kazachok to Gogol Bordello.
This is my favorite photo of the entire weekend. I want to recreate this photo for myself, but I'd probably look more like a drunken train wreck than a wine-soaked badass.
Another successful year! I can't wait to see the lineup for Summer Fest 2014. I know it's going to be a scorcher, but let's keep the faith for any sort of cloud cover, rain, or low temperatures.