Wow. Not entirely sure where to begin, or how exactly I'm supposed to put this weekend into words. It's really not something that can be accomplished in a way that gives the weekend due credit. To say it was one of the best weekends of my life, even that fails to illustrate the true beauty and true emotion contained within those two days. Beyond my wildest dreams.
The entire weekend went far better than I had even hoped. Every band and attendee I spoke with told me they had a fantastic time performing/attending. I wasn't planning on doing this next year, or any other year for that matter. But at this point I am beginning to realize that I may not have a choice in the matter. It may be something that needs to happen.
None of it could've happened at all without the help and support of my friends. I couldn't have accomplished the running of this festival without them. There are so many people that did so much, I could go on all day throughout this blog post to thank them. They know who they are, and I've thanked them sincerely and personally. I love my friends and am endlessly grateful for their support in all I do.
For those that missed out, I feel for you. For those who had to return from the fest and try to adjust back to real life, I empathize with you. For both sets of individuals, here's some photos and words to give you a glimpse to what you missed, or take you back into your memories.
Cvlt Nation - Recap and tons of amazing photos by Bryan Proteau
Lambgoat - Extensive recap by my old friend Chris Dorsey + photos
Invisible Oranges - Live report + photos
Metal Riot - Photo set + recap
Reviler.org - Photos by Adam Bubolz
A Scanner Darkly - Photos by Mary Manchester
Motor City Blog - Recap
Madison Yeah blog - Recap
Oshkosh Scene - Recap
Blackened Slugs - Review of day 1
The Inarguable Blog - Review of day 2
Sputnik Music member recap
Photos and videos by Ivo Oates