July 29, 2012 - 7:57pm
I’m not naive enough to think the three would be anywhere close to equal, but when art is one of the attractions of a festival I expected to see more than what I could get in a housewife’s Etsy shop.
“Music. Art. Activism.” The three pillars of Forecastle are right there on every poster. I’m not naive enough to think the three would be anywhere close to equal, but when art is one of the attractions of a festival I expected to see more than what I could get in a housewife’s Etsy shop.
July 29, 2012 - 7:57pm
If you thought the Forecastle Festival was just hand dyed cotton dresses and t-shirts made from recycled water bottles, check out the hipsters, lolitas, and people in random costumes we saw this weekend.
I saw half a dozen Utilikilt's at this year's festival, but these two fine gentlemen seemed like a Before and After photo warning about what happens if you attend too many concerts.
July 12, 2010 - 3:00pm
The Flaming Lips weren't the only band closing down Forecastle Festival 2010. Florida punks, Against Me!, made a strong showing on second stage to their enthusiastic fan base.
“Hi. We’re the Flaming Lips…” smirked Against Me!’s Tom Gabel before punching the first power chord of the Florida punk outfit’s energetic second stage Forecastle Festival set Sunday night.
July 29, 2012 - 7:57pm
I found equal numbers of glass artists creating jewelry and selling pipes. Go ahead and guess what sold better.
This year's Forecastle Festival was full of two kinds of glass art. Both were meant to be enjoyed from the neck up. First, we had plenty of people eager for me to take photos of their necklaces and earrings.
July 12, 2010 - 5:03pm
Forecastle ended with the joyful spectacle of a Flaming Lips show that featured songs of peace and love, grizzlies, balloons, and dancing girls. What more could you want?
Planted amongst the crush of photographers' by the stage and fearing electrocution as my feet tangled among the coiled cables, every now and then Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips would pop out to check the mikes and oversee the stage logistics, which is something I usually don't see performers do...
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