Went to NMF with Julie where we laughed, danced, drank lots of beers, and ate an unusual lunch. The highlight of the experience for me was sitting in the No-Fi cabin which is quite literally a single room cabin lit up by my favorite assortment of celestial colored lights, where I sat on the floor just a few feet away from the acoustic performance of A Hawk + A Hacksaw. The accordionist, Jeremy Barnes is the former drummer of Neutral Milk Hotel, which if you pay any attention to this blog, you will know my deep emphatic emotional and spiritual connection to that band. Jeremy and his partner Heather Trost are not only a handsome couple, but they additionally will make you feel badly about your life by taking influence from their travels through Greece, Hungary, and Eastern European countries to generate a folky/traditional/nostalgic experience with their music, effortlessly plucking away at their violin with a single string or banging their hand on two sides of an accordion. They sat in two wooden chairs in front of the room with a small chalkboard behind them, engaging the small audience with an open Q&A session throughout their performance.
Ok enough gushing for now. We also saw, Kevin Morby, Alvvays (who I just learned is from Nova Scotia), Haley Heynderickx, and bits and pieces of George Clinton & P Funk. The rest of the performance were just "eh" for me. I had a throbbing headache and drank coffee late at night and took a midnight siesta before heading into the dance tent for some late night partying. People went NUTS for Age of Consent, almost as if we were watching them live (which I have BTW, Lollapalooza circa 2014? I believe). Some of the photos here are from this dude camping next to us making live projections with water and colored dyes. I'm glad I got to fit in one last Columbus staple into my life in attempt to live it up before I become a real person later this year.