Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Free Press Summer Fest

Well Houston, we did it. Fueled by mother nature's endorphins, loads of booze and God knows what else, slathered in the highest SPF we could get our hands on, we braved the summer heat and humidity for an entire June weekend outdoors. Partying our sweaty butts off through another Summer Fest

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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.

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Free Press Summer Fest 2013 FPSF Houston eleanor tinsley park Free Press Summer Fest 2013 FPSF Houston eleanor tinsley park concert alabama shakes

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.

Free Press Summer Fest 2013 FPSF Houston eleanor tinsley park Free Press Summer Fest 2013 FPSF Houston eleanor tinsley park concert

Free Press Summer Fest 2013 FPSF Houston eleanor tinsley park Free Press Summer Fest 2013 FPSF Houston eleanor tinsley park concert matt & kim


Free Press Summer Fest 2013 FPSF Houston eleanor tinsley park Free Press Summer Fest 2013 FPSF Houston eleanor tinsley park concert the postal service

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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.

Free Press Summer Fest 2013 FPSF Houston eleanor tinsley park Free Press Summer Fest 2013 FPSF Houston eleanor tinsley park concert macklemore fur coat

Free Press Summer Fest 2013 FPSF Houston eleanor tinsley park Free Press Summer Fest 2013 FPSF Houston eleanor tinsley park concert macklemore fur coat

Free Press Summer Fest 2013 FPSF Houston eleanor tinsley park Free Press Summer Fest 2013 FPSF Houston eleanor tinsley park concert macklemore fur coat

Cat Power


Free Press Summer Fest 2013 FPSF Houston eleanor tinsley park Free Press Summer Fest 2013 FPSF Houston eleanor tinsley park concert cat power

TV on the Radio


Free Press Summer Fest 2013 FPSF Houston eleanor tinsley park Free Press Summer Fest 2013 FPSF Houston eleanor tinsley park concert tv on the radio

Free Press Summer Fest 2013 FPSF Houston eleanor tinsley park Free Press Summer Fest 2013 FPSF Houston eleanor tinsley park concert 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. 


Free Press Summer Fest 2013 FPSF Houston eleanor tinsley park Free Press Summer Fest 2013 FPSF Houston eleanor tinsley park concert gogol bordello

Free Press Summer Fest 2013 FPSF Houston eleanor tinsley park Free Press Summer Fest 2013 FPSF Houston eleanor tinsley park concert gogol bordello

Free Press Summer Fest 2013 FPSF Houston eleanor tinsley park Free Press Summer Fest 2013 FPSF Houston eleanor tinsley park concert gogol bordello

Free Press Summer Fest 2013 FPSF Houston eleanor tinsley park Free Press Summer Fest 2013 FPSF Houston eleanor tinsley park concert gogol bordello

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. 

2 comments:

  1. Ah I live so close to eleanor tinsley park but i couldn't go this year. so sad! Glad to hear it was a blast!

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    1. A couple of my friends hung out on the other side of the bayou and listened from there. I'm tempted to save my money and next year just pack a picnic! :)

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