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Lake Street Dive singer Rachael Price performs at FloydFest’s Hill Holler stage Friday afternoon. The Brooklyn, N.Y., band recorded its most recent album in Floyd, with county resident Joe DeJarnette.
Saturday, July 27, 2013
The daily party at FloydFest is long-lasting. Many famous music festivals -- Vans Warped Tour and Bonnaroo, for example -- have a cutoff time around midnight, but Thursday night highlighted the unique culture at FloydFest.
The Global Village stage was a late-night hit. Farther down the hill from the main festival area, the stage hosted a crowd that swayed to Charlottesville band Baaba Seth well beyond the witching hour. The field opened up the senses and allowed music lovers to let loose, making everything feel more intimate.
After headliners The Lumineers performed to a packed field on the main stage, attendees split up to walk around, eat more and hang out at the three beer gardens. The garden by the main stage remained crowded at least fifteen minutes after The Lumineers' encore.
The Pink Floyd Garden Stage may be smaller than the main stage, but the crowd size could rival that of the large stage, and many festivalgoers spent much of Thursday there.
The Lizzy Ross Band took the stage at 11:15 p.m. and kept the night going with an interactive show. Ross shouted out to Bedford-Stuyvesant, N.Y. and jokingly called the audience guinea pigs for her new songs.
The crowd spilled over into late-night food vendors well into Friday's early hours.
For brand-new FloydFest visitors, the giant bonfire was a highlight. Festivalgoers hung out carefree to talk about music and listen to the drums that continued to sound as daylight approached.
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