I’m here! I’m here! I’m so excited to finally be here! The first night of the festival was incredible--cooler weather made it feel amazing outside at all the shows, and after wrapping up in blankets or whatever they could find festival-goers seemed to be out in full-force through the night shows.
After taking a few hours to recuperate this morning (maybe check out the yoga or hoops), here are the shows you are not going to want to miss for Friday of Wakarusa.
Year number three of The Hangout Festival was bigger and better than before. It seems promoters really listened to feedback from 2011 and were able to cut down on the insane entrance lines by mailing out the wristbands two weeks before the show, and increasing the availability of transportation in shuttles and “Catch a Chevy” to help get people safely around Gulf Shores.
Contrary to the rumored explanations that abound like urban myths about one Los Angeles collective's peculiar name, there is no 'Edward Sharpe.' Frontman Alex Ebert insists that the moniker is not an alter ego, that he's not playing a character.