I love going to concerts and seeing live music, but had never been thrilled by the idea of music festivals. One day of Governor’s Ball after a massive rain storm and I wasn’t sure the experience was worth the insanity…
But then came Newport. My friends and I bought 3-day tickets before the lineup was even announced. It was like Christmas morning everyday a new artist was added. The festival itself was so laid back and well run that the time spent away from the stages was just as enjoyable as the performances: good food, fun vendors, great views. There was even the Family Tent where artists were featured by doing short “pop-up” sets in between main stage changes.
Above is a little montage of my time at the festival, featuring a song by Ages and Ages called “No Nostalgia”. Enjoy (and go to Newport next year)!
Tomorrow I’ll be at NYC’s Governors Ball on Randall’s Island and I am stoked to hear so many great bands. After all the rain we had the past two days, it is going to be a mud pit, but it’ll be worth it! Below is a Spotify playlist I put together so I could make a final decision on which bands to see. Wish I could be at multiple stages at once!