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    What a wonderful Forecastle! That’s another year down and more reason to call Forecastle one of the best music festivals in the country. To complete louisville.com’s coverage, the Forecastle team has summed up their experience with a few superlatives.

    Ashlie Stevens

    Best savory bite: The baked mac and cheese from Hebros Kitchen. I began fantasizing about this meal about three days prior to Forecastle, and am now furtively on the hunt for a comparable Louisville dish. 

    Best interview: My conversation with the "Ask Me Anything" guy. His name was Joel Smith, and he was the most thoughtful interviewees to whom I have ever spoken. 

    Most frightening moment: After biting down too far on a delicious strawberry-lemonade popsicle from King of Pops, my tongue got stuck on an especially frozen bit. After a few seconds of desperate wrangling, and some disturbed looks from passers-by, I finally got unstuck. However, it was like my own little "Christmas Story" moment.

    Best Souvenir: Prints from Madpixel Art and Design

    Best Attraction: By far, the boat being painted by regional artists. It added such an eclectic vibe to the nautical theme. 

    Josh Johnson

    Best Stage Costume: Lucius
    Best Art Install: pARTy Yacht
    Best Distraction: Bourbon Lodge
    Best Mascot: Gonzo Lodge
    Best Adult Beverage: Ole Smoky Moonshine

    Will Ford

    Best Set: Beck

    Best Coming Out Party: JaLin Roze

    Best Use of Masks: Twenty One Pilots

    Best Cover Song: Lucius covering My Morning Jacket’s “Wonderful (The Way I Feel)” (Honorable Mention: The Soul Rebels covering Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky”)

    Best Set To Dance: St. Lucia

    Most Extraordinary Fashion Choice That Requires A Double Take: T-shirt that reads “I would rather shower at Penn State Than Cheer For Kentucky”

    Best Display of Guitar Mastery: Jack White

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    This just named graduate of Bellarmine University is really into Louisville's music scene and thinks you should too so he writes about it.

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