FYF Fest 2013 PhotosArticle by: Charlie Cohn
Thu August 29, 2013 | 00:00 AM
Southern California plays host to several headline-stealing festivals, like celebrity playground Coachella and bohemian favorite Lighting in a Bottle. However, another festival has been slowly-but-surely making its way onto our radar. FYF Fest not-so-quietly brought the 2013 Southern California festival season to a close by transforming L.A. State Historic Park into party central, and in doing so bumped its way up to the top of our list of must-attend music festivals.
And here's why: no other festival gives you the same level of access to top-notch bands with such ease. Even with sold-out crowds fans can expect to see all their favorite bands without fighting for room to dance. Between the abundance of smiling faces, great weather, and amazing lineup, it’s a wonder why the festival doesn’t get more attention from this music-loving city. Perhaps it’s because of the simultaneous exodus of people on their way to Black Rock City…
Whatever the reason, it’s time to take note of FYF Fest. We did, and here's what we found.
1. Shiny, happy people.
2. Interactive art.
One half of the art duo brothers ShelbyandSandy.
3. Musicians mingling with the masses.
Our field correspondent Charlie Cohn and Charles Bradley embrace for a namesake photo.
Akeem "AK" Joseph of the Underachievers checking out the festival after his set.
5. DJs getting the party started.
Horse Meat Disco leading the mid-day party at Samantha’s Tent.
Don’t tell me there’s Nosaj Thing as a good dance party at FYF Fest!
6. Compliments from cute women never hurt.
7. That perfect L.A. weather.
8. Great views of the performers from every angle.
Toro Y Moi perform.
9. Killer threads.
10. Disco balls!