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I had a blast at Fun Fun Fun Fest 6! I’m thankful to have had the
opportunity to go, thank you SA Current for the pass! After two days of being
buffeted by dirt and sand my skin is glowing but my hair and nasal passages are
still pretty unhappy. I’m really glad that I went when I’m old enough to afford
things and young enough to put up with some of the nonsense that happens.  I’ve been hardened to the ways of concert crowds so i knew how to hold my own. Even taught a youngster not to be so nice with the girls getting by.

The set up was so organized! I was really impressed with how quickly they turned over the stages and the people. I always
appreciate a group that can manage several thousand people but make it feel
like it’s just a few hundred. After this experience I am totally ready for
Bonaroo!  I’m not sure how I’ll fair in a tent with limited access to showers, but I’ll figure something out.

I was also really impressed with the varied line up,from Danzig to
Slayer and Childish Gambino to Neon Indian. It was great! I walked, I danced, I
ate, got sweet free stuff, bought some even cooler stuff. Best of all, I slept
in my own bed at the end of the night. I was sad about missing the third day
though. It was a bit much driving back up there for just a few short hours, and
well, it rained! There was no way I was going to get all muddy and have to sit
in my car on the drive back, been there done that…not really inclined to do it
again even for Mates of States and Architecture in Helsinki.

My favorite show by far was tUnE-yArDs (see Day 2 post). She was
soooo much fun and had a level of energy that was palpable. Of course Black Joe
Lewis and the Honeybears was a close second (always my fav). Was also very
impressed with Passion Pit and Spoon.

So here is the list of shows I saw over the two days of Fun Fun
Fun Fest:

Orange stage:

The Thermals (heard)

Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears

Okkervil River

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Passion Pit

Joy Formidable (heard)

Tune-Yards

Ra Ra Riot

M83

Girls

Lykke Li

Spoon

Blue Stage:

Big Freedia (heard)

Spank Rock (heard)

Rakim

Childish Gambino

Neon Indian (heard after walking away!)

Bands I wish I had seen:

Yacht

Public Enemy

Theives

Future Islands

The Damned

Cold Cave

Le Butcherettes

Mates of State

Architecture in Helsinki

Slayer

Black Lips

The wish I had seen either conflicted with another band of was on Day 3. Maybe someday I’ll
get a chance to see them if they come through again.

All and all, it was an experience I won’t soon forget and can’t wait to do again! Please go see the pics on the photos page.