The 18 Best Fans, Musical Moments and Trends at LouFest 2012: Day Two
18. We Remembered to Check The Weather Forecast
Soak us once, shame on you, Mother Nature. But soak us twice, and we better be either 1) drunk enough not to care and/or 2) having an intimate slow dance in the rain. Umbrella or not, the diagonal downpour that cut Dawes' set short and delayed Dr. Dog was tough to completely escape, but many people at least came prepared to fight the elements this time, ponchos overhead and galoshes underfoot.
17. Best Overheard Comment
"That last band was good. What was their name? Someone Still Loves You Yadier Molina?"
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16. The Ten Most Requested Songs at the Spotify Bus
The bright green Spotify bus made a LouFest stop on its cross country tour. Its biggest function is as a big jukebox, where people can make any request in a variety of ways including from their phones. So what did we want to hear the most? The (very odd) hits, in no particular order:
Metric "Youth Without Youth"
Phantogram "When I'm Small"
R. Kelly "Ignition (Remix)"
Porcelain Black "This is What Rock & Roll Looks Like" (Explicit Version)
Ed Sheeran "You Need Me, I Don't Need You"
Marina and the Diamonds "Primadonna"
Kanye West "All of the Lights"
Ellie Goulding "Lights"
Dawes "My Girl to Me"
15. A Revelation: Gingers Aren't Meant to Play Daytime Sets at Outdoor Music Festivals
"I'm not going to lie, I just keep thinking about how sunburnt I'll be. I'm too pale for the outdoors," says Jack Tatum, frontman of Wild Nothing, during the beginning of the band's 4 p.m set. Perhaps it was the hue of the stage lights, but by the set's last reverbed-snare hit, Tatum was looking a bit pink in the face. Sunblock, bro.