The skies cleared and left behind a gorgeous day for festival goers. Someone defiled the FFF porta-potty photo booth. Hence, it became a feature of the skyline. The grounds recovered from the rain of the previous days; the landscaping tweaks certainly seemed to work and the layout changes prevented most potential destruction from stomping boots. I was pretty stoked for the weather change as Sunday was the most complete day of old and new, jams and oddities.
We have on tap photos from sets by Golden Dawn Arkestra, Title Fight, Alvvays, Growlers, Chromeo, Future Islands, Ms. Hill and more…
Senores y Senoras, nosotros tenemos mas influencia sobre sus hijos que tienes, pero los queremos. Creado y regalo de Los Angeles, Juana’s Adiccion…
Park and Rec Strikes Back – The rains came down after the festing on Friday. There was a bit of standing water remaining and a few potential sinkholes that the city needed to be covered up by mulch before the doors could open. We were allowed in to take refuge from the gathering masses. 1:20pm, was the new start time. Early bands unfortunately did not get to perform, mainly for me I was disappointed to see A Giant Dog with the downtown backdrop. Oh well, I got to lurk during their KUTX recording session and we had quite a bit of jams to fill that void. Shots of Jane’s Addiction, Joanna Gruesome, Ride, Charlatans UK, Fuzz and more after the break…
Let’s get the photo party started. You may have already read our thoughts on the fest along with our interviews (more still coming, allegedly).
Friday, we dodged a bullet. The weather held out for the most part and we were able to stay fashionable in the face of volatile moisture levels. We all were able to dance and mill about, an occasional sprinkle to chill us out. Click through to get shots of Viet Cong, Toro Y Moi, Peaches, Parquet Courts, Cheap Trick, CHVRCHES and more.
There was a lot of talk this year comparing Fun Fun Fun Fest to ACL this. Perhaps it is the proximity with the second weekend, perhaps the tenth anniversary. FFFX returned to it’s original home with a few tweaks to the layout to accommodate demands by Parks and Recreation department. I understand the city wants to protect the competing interests investments, but without events like FFF, this land is kind of under-loved. Let’s get through to the thoughts from our team that had boots on the ground and away from the grounds, too.
…including the Nites.
We finally know what times we’ll lose track of our friends at Auditorium Shores this year. The full schedule is now available over at the Fun Fun Fun Fest website and on the app. You need to get over and take a look. Cheap Trick followed by CHVRCHES seems like a pretty cool back-to-back blanket sit down session at the Orange stage. Grimes and then Wu Tang? L7 to Venom? All good dance-through, sweat-through, party-through scenarios.
I believe the children are our future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a discount to a festival to make it easier
…and military types, too!
Go here to buy tickets and you have to be legit. They will ask for your student or military IDs to pick up your tix, but it is a good deal, so get on it. Snap to it, two per order and limited number available.
Big update out of our friends over at Fun Fun Fun Fest for the 2015 party on Auditorium Shores.
Notables, Tig Notaro is the headliner of the Comedy fest, but we also have a few eyebrow raising names and events:
Twerking Lessons with Big Freedia
Cheap Trick, Coheed and Cambria and Chvrches are on Friday. Wu Tang, Jane’s Addiction and RIDE on Saturday. D’Angelo, Chromeo, Venom and Future Island are on Sunday.
Buy stuff here.
THE NEW PHONE BOOK IS HERE!!!
But on a more important note, word has dropped that the tenth anniversary edition of Fun Fun Fun Fest will have a presale and it will be on March 5th at 10am. The presale will feature three day passes for the fest next November 6-8 at Auditorium Shores (hopefully back to the old layout by then). And in case you are curious, ALL early bird passes will be mailed out. That means Linegate 2014 will not have a sequel for the lucky early birders.