Local news for July 13, 2010
Minus the Bear kicked off the evening's Main Stage shows on the last evening of Forecastle Festival, offering steamy tunes to complement the weather.
A cool, breezy contrast to the day's heat and psychedelia, She & Him stepped up with retro style and sweet crooning on the Main Stage of Forecastle Festival 2010.
Traditional arts were sadly underrepresented at this year's Forecastle Festival, but they did a bang-up job with a great selection of performance art.
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.
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.
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.
I found equal numbers of glass artists creating jewelry and selling pipes. Go ahead and guess what sold better.
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?
Washington D.C. rock and roll band don't let small Forecastle crowd keep them from covering the '90s and having fun.
News roundup for July 12, 2010
The rock t-shirts were out in full force (without Cult Jam) Sunday afternoon at Forecastle Festival.