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 made our way over 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!