1. The mariachi welcome band
What a great way to be welcomed into a music festival... or anywhere, for that matter. Upon completing the (rather vigorous) security check, festival-goers were greeted with a giant, multi-colored "FYF" sign festooned with balloons that provided the backdrop for five decked-out mariachis—three strings, two horns—playing and posing for the crowd. For folks who arrived early and weren't rushing to get to a stage, this was a pretty great little bonus set. We hope they're back on Sunday.—Kate Wertheimer
2. FYF's "new improved shortcut"
A walkway! A simple goddamn walkway that made all the difference in the world. Thank you, FYF, for easing our aching feet and not making us trek all the way around the Arena every time we wanted to switch stages. Traffic flow was a breeze compared to last year, and we got to walk past the entertaining Woods stage extra often.—KW
3. The Woods stage
We'd shell out for an entire fest like Horse Meat Disco's Saturday set at the Woods, FYF's new feel-good wooden dance floor. For nearly six hours, the London-based DJ collective pumped out beat-enhanced, old-school jams underneath tinsel streamers, disco balls hanging from branches and tree-filtered sunlight. We hope the vibes at Sunday's sets (from Leon Vynehall and DJ Harvey) are just as good.—Michael Juliano
4. Pure Luck's jackfruit
Okay so technically this was a best thing we tasted. The vegan eatery with a cult following is smack dab in the middle of FYF's Night Market, and though Big Daddy's Poke Shack garnered the longest lines (guys, COOL IT on the poke), you should really head to Pure Luck on Sunday if you didn't hit it up on day one. Their jackfruit tacos are super fresh and filling, and if you don't want a taco you can get the BBQ jackfruit sandwich on toasted bread. We asked, as always, if their presence meant that a storefront was in the works—but no, they're just focusing on festivals for now.—Erin Kuschner
5. Run the Jewels having the time of their lives
6. Kanye killing it
Photographs by Jakob Layman and Michael Juliano
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