Auburn Petty – Editor in Chief
After driving for what seemed like days (and screaming about random things in the car), Shonie and I finally made it to Louisville, KY for Forecastle 2012.
The first set we went to was The Head and The Heart. I’d heard one of their songs about a million times because we play it on 98.1 the River, which is one of the radio stations I work for. But I wasn’t super into them just because I never took the time to look them up. Shonie, however, is a huge fan, and I give her credit for my full-blown obsession with them right now. They. Are. Perfect.
Not only are they perfect, but guess who joined them on stage? Freakin’ Ben Sollee!
It was almost too much to handle.
After their set, we decided to explore. There are so many awesome vendors and talented artists set up at Forecastle, and I wish I had the money to buy something from everyone. On top of all the cool clothes, jewelry and the delicious popsicles Shonie and I had, there was also vegan pizza!
Can this festival get any better? Probably not.
Beach House played at the Boom Stage after The Head and The Heart, and we caught some of their set before heading over to see Sleigh Bells.
I saw Sleigh Bells when they came to the Orange Peel not that long ago, and I had such a great time. I really enjoyed their music, but I wasn’t in love with it. But then, an issue of Spin came out, and an article on Sleigh Bells was the cover story. That’s pretty much when I fell in love. Sometimes, it’s hard to remember that even stuff that just seems like dance music on the surface has something deep and emotional attached to it.
Everyone — including me — got crazy. Alexis Krauss is an absolute badass, and I absolutely fangirled when she threw herself in the crowd because, duh. Who wouldn’t?
Next was Bassnectar, and I seriously did not know how to handle myself. I’ve been dreaming of seeing him for so long, and I didn’t really see it happening any time soon. Before his set, everyone around me was all, “Yo I’ve seen him like 24857629 times! Get ready to ~RAGE~!”
It. Was. Insane. And I loved every second of it. I danced the whole time, and it was seriously the best night ever. Dream come true. Etc, etc.
I can’t wait to get back out there today.