Photo by Elize Strydom
The final day of the festival led up to big acts like Cold War Kids
, Kid Cudi
and Foo Fighters
, but not before the weather gods had their way with the Windy City. Sunday crowds were soaked to the bone when the heavens opened up with a seemingly endless downpour, but just before the sky unleashed the rain, Australian import Boy And Bear
took to the smaller BMI stage situated at the ended of a shady, tree-lined mall. By the time Dave Hosking and crew began the set, the mall was packed with folks anticipating the soul-shattering harmonies and indie-folk tunes, and a few fans even brought along Australian flags to show support for the Sydney-based band. The idyllic, wooded setting couldn’t have been a more perfect complement to Boy And Bear’s music, and just as its final song, “Feeding Line,” came to a close, the crowd’s uproarious applause coincided with a the sudden barrage of raindrops.
While the storm certainly dampened the crowds and sent a few folks packing, the festival closed in full force, with determined fans donning ponchos and preparing themselves to stay strong through the temperamental summer tempest.