Photos: Beach Goth Festival Soldiers On For Day 2 In Spite of Rain
Oh, how cruel it was for the attendees of day two of the Beach Goth Festival at the Observatory in Santa Ana. We're in the grips of a historic drought, and yet it was on Sunday, of all days, that the weather gods decided to send down a bit of precipitation. As our photographer Annie Lesser reported, the rain caused a few logistical headaches, as some acts had to be moved indoors. The biggest tragedy, however, happened when Grimes announced that she had to cancel her set because the rain had ruined her gear.
Beach Goth marched forward with the rest of its lineup, however. SebastiAn, a French DJ, amped up the crowd with his repertoire of kinetic, electro jams. Gucci Mane, projecting a laid-back sensibility, strutted across the stage and spat out a rapid-fire litany of raps. And Justice, who may have fallen off your radar recently, came out to prove that they're as relevant as ever in the dance scene. They made a pointed statement at the beginning of their set when they put on Prince's "1999." It was a way of saying, "Forget what you think you know about us. We just want to get this party started."
The rain main have discouraged some in the audience; the crowds were a little more sparse when compared to day one's. But those who stayed got the fun they were promised.
Look at how wet it got! Almost makes you forget that we're in want of more H20: