On the comedy stage, in the midst of a hilarious sketch about Rob Huebel losing his baby in the crowd, Paul Scheer joked about how FYF is just a festival filled with bands that haven
t been relevant since the ’90s, and how although they booked The Breeders because they couldn’t get Vanilla Ice. The older bands are what made FYF this year though.
Jonathan Richman opened Day 2 to a large crowd at one of the smaller stages, and proved he could still high-kick and gyrate his hips as well as a younger Nic Offer did later that day during !!!’s set. Solange gets top gyrator billing, though Saturday’s Charles Bradley gave her a run for her money.
The crown jewel was Sunday’s headlining set by My Bloody Valentine, or, as an audience member called them, “My Bloody Eardrums.” The only break that Holy Ghost caught while trying to play its set on the other side of the fest was when MBV’s sound cut out multiple times due to technical difficulties.
Words by Annie Lesser.
Photos by Annie Lesser and Chris Becker.