While the festival was cut short this year, with a cancellation on the third day due to poor weather conditions, our indie favorites Sharon Van Etten and Father John Misty squeezed in sets this past Saturday for festival goers who were ready to brave the ominous clouds and misty rain... like we did. A little rain wasn't going to get in the way of 1st Look and our live music and fried chicken (Click on that... and drool).
Sharon Van Etten played mellow tunes to a poncho-clad group, seemingly getting newly acquainted with the Brooklyn-based musician. We're big fans, so we hope Van Etten won over her home base, especially after announcing a wardrobe malfunction in front of her father, who was in the crowd.
Father John Misty took over the Nethermead Stage with ramblings on food festivals and granola bars, providing some laughs to the soggy crowd, who didn't seem to mind the folk musician's random musings between songs. J. Tilman's (lead vocalist and guitarist) Jagger-like movements on stage were enough to get the audience into it.
I mean, it was raining. Sucks, sure. But, why not just get a good laugh out of it and enjoy a little music?
While the food vendors got the short end of the stick this year, with the last-minute rain cancellation, and the festival is over, you can still help out those restaurants that took a major financial blow by checking out the vendor list and supporting one of your local restaurants. We're asking you to eat to help out... ain't so bad, right? Stay full, stay dry, and let the music live on!