Sunday, August 26, 2012

The 17 Best Fans, Musical Moments and Trends at LouFest 2012: Day One

Posted By on Sun, Aug 26, 2012 at 9:11 AM

  • Jason Stoff

17. Twenty-Five Percent of the Girl Talk Crowd Girl Talk only makes sense -- and I do mean only -- if you are dancing. Otherwise it's just your very pop-savvy friend's iTunes playlist on schizophrenic overdrive. So kudos to those bumping various body parts and whipping around beach balls -- there were heady times to be had front and center. --Kiernan Maletsky

16. Most Valuable Instrument: Electric Guitar LouFest has been, in its first two years, a fairly demure music festival. Acoustic instruments and elegant singers abounded. Not today: Five of the eight bands are shredders, led -- of course -- by Dinosaur Jr. and its legendary assault. --KM

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See Also: Dinosaur Jr at LouFest, 8/25/12: Review, Photos and Setlist Flaming Lips Bingo Cards The 29 Best Songs You Might Hear at LouFest: Listen to the Playlist LouFest 2011: The Complete Rundown LouFest Lineup Announcement and Guide 2012

  • Kholood Eid

15. Learning What Kind of Friend Phantogram's Sarah Barthel Would Be A conversation overheard during the Phantogram set: "I just want to be that girl's friend." "Yeah, she does seem like she'd be a good friend." "She'd be that one that's real artsy, but, you know, also kind of flakey." "Totally." --Brian Heffernan

14. Jay Farrar's Banter "          ," says Jay Farrar, the local alt-country legend. --BH

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