This was the day we were awaiting. Future Islands and Little Dragon, makers of two of our favorite albums of the year so far, played back to back. Baltimore synth pop outfit Future Islands proved to be one of the day's surprise hits, drawing a crowd with its dance-friendly beats and lead singer Samuel T. Herring's GIF-worthy dance moves. Back on the main stage, Little Dragon unleashed a succession of effervescent Scandinavian electro tunes as attendees sipped on $8 Heinekens. Talib Kweli, who has recently been lending his hand to Ferguson, led a strong hip-hop contingent that included headliner Kid Cudi. Overall the day was quite representative of North Coast, with a mix of rock, rap, jam (STS9) and EDM (Nicky Romero). Likewise, the crowd was a hodgepodge of color and costumes. I think it's safe to say the theme of this year is hula hoops and tie dye. Check out the crowd from Saturday.
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