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2016 LouFest

LouFest 2016.  Once again did not disappoint.  


Karen & I found and started attending LouFest 4 years ago.  Really, only because Walk the Moon was playing and I was looking at their tour schedule.  Then the next year as we debated going, Grouplove AND Matt & Kim were playing, needless to say we went.  At that point the festival had completely sold itself and the lineup was a bonus.  

So much good music and great vibes around there.  One of my favorite things about LouFest is finding new bands.  It's just such a great opportunity to see bands I already know close to the stage, like NAWAS, I would never be that close at one of their concerts. And just stopping by and discovering a fun, new band.  P.S. I would say half the upcoming bands live in Nashville.  Whew!

I knew the most songs from St. Lucia and Wild Belle.
Diarrhea Planet had a great set!  They were a bit harder than what I'd usually listen to just hanging out, but I would definitely go see them live again.
Judah & the Lion was so fun, I'll definitely be listening to them.  Another discovery.
We got to see some great local bands, like Bruiser Queen.
I heard Frightened Rabbit was great so I plan to do some spotify listening with that one.

We arrived Saturday to a bit of a muddy field.  In fact it was so muddy I questioned if trekking over to see bands was "worth it."  It usually was.  Karen & I got the worst of it Saturday night where she walked into the craft beer tent and I just stood back and shook my head until she made me follow.  

Sunday was SO MUCH BETTER!  And let's be real, the weather was wonderful so a little mud is okay.

Our typical set-up is Karen & Mike sit in chairs, which we set-up at the beginning of the day and come back to visit during the day and I sit on the ground between them.  This year, I sat on a trash bag.  (thumbs up!)

We left the LCD Soundsystem set around 9:00 and hopped in the car for our drive back.  I should not complain about being tired AT ALL.  I drifted in and out of sleep and Mike drove the ENTIRE way!  (Note: I still complained about being tired.)  

Karen & I are planning a trip to Missouri in October and as we started talking about driving, I'm so used to Mike driving all the time she stopped me, "I AM NOT driving the entire way.  You have to drive too."  :(

I also went for a run Monday morning and fell on the sidewalk.  (Note: no one came over to check on me.  A girl looked up from her phone as I squealed and bit the sidewalk.  She did not come over.) So I ran 5 miles with blood on my chin (and knees, but those aren't as noticeable).

P.S. LouFest 2013
LouFest 2014
LouFest 2015

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