|That’s me, Forecasteling my ass off.|
To me personally, this year’s Forecastle lineup on paper is certainly the most interesting and exciting that I’ve ever seen. The roster isn’t overloaded with rerun jam bands or boring DJs that I could give a shit less about. Instead we are gifted with a diverse collection of bands like St. Lucia, Slint, Dwight Yoakam, and Against Me! to name a few. Also, this is the first year that I actually genuinely care about some of the headliners.
Because you care what I think, I wrote a little bit about what I thought of some of the notable bands I watched, just as I did last year.
WARNING: The shitty pictures and videos you are about to encounter were all taken by me from my vantage point. If you want quality photography, go here.
|Old Baby at the WFPK Stage|
I’m not sure that there could’ve been a better way to kick off a long day of watching music than watching indie rockers Old Baby. They played a nice mix of songs from their first two records as well as a few new ones. I’ve never had a bad time watching Old Baby, and their Forecastle offering was no different.
No, I’ve never really cared much about Against Me!, but watching them was kinda fun, in a “I remember being 16” kind of way. I was reminded of all of the fun times I had going to Krazy Fest in the early 00’s. Oh wait, I forgot, Against Me! actually played Krazy Fest ’11. Go figure.
|St. Lucia refuses to be boring!|
|Local Natives plays at the Mast Stage|
|Andre 3000 being “Obviously Obvious”|
If you missed Outkast last night, I am truly sorry. Sadly, you missed the greatest show I have seen in Louisville in quite a while. With no other way to put it, they absolutely fucking crushed it. Andre 3000 and Big Boi blasted through a fantastic setlist that included hot tracks from every record they’ve released. This is the kind of performance that legitimizes Forecastle as a major event, and makes it seem relevant in comparison to other major festivals. I will never forget this performance.