It is absolutely one of the most beautiful days that Forecastle could have possibly started on, in my opinion. Although there were quite a few people in line at both entrances, at least it isn’t miserably hot…or raining.
The first thing I noticed when I walked into this year’s set up for Forecastle is that they’ve expanded – more food, more booths, more room to mill around. It’s rather fantastic, actually. Plenty of space to sleep, lounge, watch the concerts in the shade, and plenty of distance between the stages. If there is one thing that I have found most festivals need, it’s more room between the stages. Always kind of strange to hear the bluegrassy sounds of someone like Greensky Bluegrass or Shovels & Rope intermingling with sounds of artists like Big Boi or Flying Lotus – although the intermingling of the people listening to each respective band is awesome. But I digress.
Forecastle is underway! It’s started, it’s happening! We’re off to interview the String Cheese Incident and Moon Taxi – if we can catch them! I’ll be back with more after I get to hear the sweet, sweet sounds of live music right on the waterfront!