Monday, August 29, 2011

LouFest 2011: The Complete Rundown

Posted By on Mon, Aug 29, 2011 at 1:45 PM

PHOTO BY TODD OWYOUNG
  • Photo by Todd Owyoung

LouFest two is in the books. This year saw the scale increase and many of last year's logistical complaints answered. The lineup, even with a last-second cancellation from the Roots, was more diverse and adventurous than its inaugural predecessor. The additional attractions, Area K chief among them, gave the grounds a more thoroughly festive feel. And despite the expansion, the crowd was never much of a logjam either getting to and from Forest Park or within the Central Fields.

We arrived at 11 a.m. on Saturday and left for good just about 36 hours later. We spent some time navigating the trash-can free grounds and took stock of the weekend's top sellers at the Euclid pop-up store. We did some tweeting and you did it better. There were family-friendliness and food and a few visits to the first-aid tent.

Oh yeah: Bands played music. We fell in love with Ume and grooved to Deerhunter. We built something this summer with the Hold Steady and had our pants charmed off by Old Lights. And so on:

Saturday Reviews

Jon Hardy and the Public Trobadour Dali Sleepy Sun Kings Go Forth Dom Surfer Blood Questlove Deerhunter The Hold Steady

Or, if words aren't your bag, try LouFest 2011 day one in photos.

Sunday Reviews

Old Lights Jumbling Towers Ume Lost in the Trees The Low Anthem Das Racist !!! Cat Power TV on the Radio

Again, if words aren't your bag, try LouFest 2011 day two in photos.

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