Forecastle Festival 2017: Day Two

Day two! Not nearly as hungover as I thought I’d be.

We slept in a little, had mimosas and lunch at a local spot, then headed to the festival. Already, we could tell the weather was exceptionally better than yesterday. Although it was just as warm, there was no humidity today, and I don’t think I ever realized how much of a difference that made until today. On top of that, the sky was actually blue today. Everyone was in better spirits and you could tell with every “Happy Forecastle!” that was delivered.

This year, the lineup gets better throughout the weekend. As much as I loved the lineup yesterday, I was more excited for the lineup today, and I’m even more excited about the lineup tomorrow. Highlights of today were Lucy Dacus, Joseph, Phantogram, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, and LCD Soundsystem.

We arrived a little later than expected and only got to see the last couple songs by Lucy Dacus, but it was enough to convince me that she’s an amazing live performer. Joseph was everything I hoped they would be live. They were adorable, humble, and their harmonies were tight. Nathaniel Rateliff had the crowd in the palm of his hand. At one point he had the entire crowd crouch down as low as we could go before jumping up all at once. Whether people knew his music or not (and there were definitely some people there who did not), everyone had a good time partying with Nathaniel. Phantogram was the perfect band to play during sundown – they got the party started for sure. They were the perfect band to lead into the headliner tonight – LCD Soundsystem.

LCD Soundsystem took me back to my high school days with their first note. They played literally every song I wished they would, and that almost never happens. I had so much fun dancing like a maniac to I Can Change, Dance Yrself Clean, and basically every other song they played. Looking around, everyone was dancing. Even my boyfriend was dancing, and he is NOT a dancer – but Forecastle, nostalgia, and bourbon will do that for ya!


Looking forward to day three tomorrow!

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  1. I am a bit like your boyfriend, not a dancer. But I think in that sort of atmosphere, and with the help of Bourbon, I would be dancing too. I Can’t wait to hear all about Day 3.

    • Oh definitely try to make it to one! I love Forecastle because it’s not huge and overwhelming like some of them. It’s a good beginner festival for anyone!

  2. Ok, time for me to google LCD Soundsystem. Lol. Sounds like a fun experience. I’m not a dancer or much of a concert goer either but I’ll live vicariously through your blog. 🙂

  3. Flo

    Sounds like a fun festival to check out. It’s always fantastic when an artist or band delivers and is every bit as amazing live as they are via their digital tracks.

  4. I guess everyone, even those who are not inclined to dancing- can definitely groove to the music especially if they’re having fun! …. Seems like you had such an awesome time! Your post definitely had the exciting vibe going on! 🙂

  5. I love live music. I’m not into big crowds so that might be a bit out of my comfort zone. BUT, if the music is good and everyone is dancing, I’m sure I could overcome my crowd anxiety!

    • It’s always good to get a little out of your comfort zone! I don’t like huge crowds either, so I usually start further towards the back unless it’s a band I LOVE.

  6. Samah

    I’ve never been to an outdoor music festival, although here in Toronto every summer, we have a festival called Veld. I might just check it out next year, music festivals seem like fun!

  7. This looked like so much fun. Glad you enjoyed your experience there. I’ve been to concerts but never festivals, definitely want to experience one. I hear there are good ones in Iceland and Finland each year.

  8. I think I have grown out of these concerts but I do remember them as a fun thing to do. The music and the energy of the crowd can really pep you up as I can see the same happened to you. I like that night shot you have taken of everyone dancing. Quite a nice one.

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