When it comes to larger-scale music festivals, it's not a stretch to say that FYF Fest is in a league of its own. Although I only got to attend half of this year's installment (Day 2), this statement was made highly evident throughout the day. The sun was out and the lines were long, but what the day had to offer more than made up for the wait.
After finally maneuvering through the maze of lines, my day began with a breathtaking performance from Lower Dens (not pictured) inside the smoke-filled Arena. The band mostly played cuts from their latest masterpiece, Escape From Evil, and the hazy atmosphere was more than an adequate fit for the band's 80s-inspired anthems and Jana Hunter's commanding presence.
Next up were shoegaze-laced punks Title Fight, a band who know how to put on an aggressive performance. The songs from this year's Hyperview went over very well, but older favorites such as "27" and "Head In The Ceiling Fan" prompted more crowd surfs than one could manage to count, leaving a dust storm in their wake.
About the Author
Brooks Ginnan is the editor of Exiled Music Press. He is usually crying over the fact that we will never see a reunion of The Smiths or Cocteau Twins.