Despite a subdued crowd and some technical difficulties across the board, Saturday's bands at FYF 2013 put on a solid show. Roky Erickson really rocked it, making us all feel bad for our "this is pretty good for the old guy!" comments early on in his set. Ty Segall's vibe was perfect for a hot summer day, as was Devendra Banhart's—his 12-minute intro to "Seahorse" was spectacular, and despite showing pretty much zero charisma onstage, he had the audience (both men and women) squealing like schoolgirls throughout his set. Dan Deacon surprised no one with his directives to shout names into the sky and touch fellow audience members in his standard repeat-after-me exercises—but man, does he know how to loosen up a crowd. TV On The Radio kicked off their set with "Young Liars," which may have been the highlight of the evening; Tunde Adebimpe has a surpising amount of stage presence, and the band sounds great live. Another highlight was STRFKR's on-stage dance party, complete with furries, confetti and, ahem, sex doll party favors thrown into the crowd. Stage banter was scarce throughout the day, and sound checks ate into set times (especially for Deacon and Death Grips, whose check took about a thousand agonizing years), but overall, we certainly can't complain about the music.
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