Well, color us impressed. Saturday's frustrations and complaints
didn't fall on deaf ears—the folks at FYF offered up a whole new experience on day two, beginning with more lines and less (if any) wait time at the entrance. Bag check was a completely different ballgame, and staff and security actually knew what was going on across the grounds. They even opened the upper levels of the Arena, which in itself was a gigantic improvement from yesterday's clusterfuck. With less complaining to do, fans seemed to relax and enjoy the music a bit more—Benjamin Booker and Kindness both played solid early sets and fans freaked over Mac DeMarco (after bum-rushing the Origami Vinyl
tent for his 2:30pm signing). '90s nostalgia reigned at Presidents of the USA, while Built to Spill played beautifully across their discography. Darkside blew us away in the Arena during what may be one of their last live sets together (dislike), while the mainstage crowd was capitvated by Blood Orange and then thoroughly rocked by the sisters Haim. We ended our night with the Strokes, who put on one hell of a show. They played impeccably while still having a lot of fun—almost as much as the crowd—and returned for an encore to cap off the weekend on a high note. FYF, redeemed!
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