Despite all the post fest warm and fuzzy feels, Day One of FYF Fest actually began with a gruelling two-hour wait outside the venue that killed everyone’s buzz by the time we got in. I was lucky that my friends’ default setting was chill, so we were able to bounce back from that roadblock, and make the most out of it. Still, we missed a few acts that we wanted to watch, got a bit wary, and tried to not expect too much on Day Two.
It seemed that the team behind the festival went all out to turn things around though, because this time, we got through the gates in 5 minutes! While we were rushing to catch some of our fave artists the previous day, sprinting from one area to another (sometimes panting); the vibe on Sunday was more relaxed.
Even if it didn’t make up for the fact that the line up on Day One was heftier, so missing out on some bands was disappointing…I was relieved that we finally had the chance to take our time, hang at the beer gardens in between sets (God, Blood Orange’s tunes were so sexy), and enjoy the view. It didn’t hurt that I received the greatest surprise that night: Haim totally slayed it onstage.
I wasn’t a fangirl before, but after watching them shred their instruments live, I became a convert. Dare I say—their energy level outstripped The Strokes’? Perf way to cap off one of the most amazing weekends of my life.
Brave the waves,