FYF Fest Style, Day 2: '90s Grunge, Animal Costumes And Butterfly Prints
Even though FYF Fest attendees had to endure some majorly long lines on day one of the music fest, the event planners got their act together and fixed that problem by Sunday. And it made it easier for fest-goers to roam around the L.A. Sports Arena and Exposition Park as they checked out some major acts like the Strokes and Haim.
And yes, plenty of people were decked out in their '90s grunge outfits, including flowered prints and plaid for days. We spotted some in animal costumes (which actually seems like a good idea because they looked the most comfortable) and acid-washed jean shorts. Oh, and let's not forget all the Strokes' t-shirt sightings that closed out the two-day fest.
Some of the memorable performances included The Blood Brothers. (If you braved it in the mosh pit, kudos to you.) The punk indie band that formed in 1997 broke up in 2008 not too long after their release of Young Machetes, and this FYF Fest show was their reunion. They didn't disappoint with their signature dueling vocals of Johnny Whitney and Jordan Blilie who seamlessly switched from harmonic vocals to guttural screams to high-pitched cries, and they also played hits like "Crimes." Oh, and so much crowd-surfing:
DARKSIDE also put on a mindblowing show—it was the second-to-the-last time that the psychedelic duo, Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington, will be playing as they recently announced their indefinite hiatus. (Their last show will be on Sept. 12 in Brooklyn, NY.) The pair had a spinning mirrored light that shone out to the crowd before they smashed it to bits at the end of their set.
And there was also some major R&B, baby-making tunes up at FYF Fest. Kelela's strong silky vocals and experimental beats got the crowd excited for her afternoon performance in the very dark Arena stage. And over on the Main Stage, Blood Orange killed it, busting out updated renditions of his hits like "It Is What It Is."
Also, for the nostalgic ones, iconic '90s band Built to Spill played some familiar favorites, like "Sidewalk." They may be getting older, but they're still rocking it on stage:
Until, next year, FYF Fest!