The guy with the face paint making his way through the huge crowd Saturday evening was nowhere to be seen Sunday afternoon at Forecastle Festival. Instead, Frisbee throwers, corn hole tossers, and a guy dressed like a banana helped make up the colorful crowd on a sunny and hot July day. And while some beat the heat by going shirtless, there were plenty of others wearing - you guessed it - rock band t-shirts.
Sunday's sampling included Sonic Youth, Procol Harum, The White Stripes, Nirvana, The Grateful Dead, Louisville's own Dawn Landes (who played Sunday at Forecastle as well), Lynyrd Skynyrd Sarah McLachlan, Frank Zappa, Bob Marley, Bob Dylan (multiple shirts), Spoon, Dead Swans, Alice Cooper, and Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (the only artist, by the way, that I have ever bought more than one concert t-shirt from, but I digress).
Oh, and someone wore a Monkees shirt. Bless him. That had to be arguably the best I saw at Forecastle this year. No, it was not Micky Dolenz wearing it, either.