Editor’s Note: This post was initially published on our mini-web site 100 Nights of Summer time. I’m at present traveling across Europe to 15 festivals in 15 weekends in 15 countries. See more pictures and stories from last year’s adventure here. -VV
100 Nights of Summer has landed in Portugal for the annual NOS Primavera Sound Festival. The smaller sized sibling of the Barcelona mega-festival requires location in Porto’s lovely Parque da Cidade (City Park). It also occurs to be across the street from the beach. Here are just a few of my preferred moments from the weekend. Keep tuned for a a lot more in depth assessment later on this week.
Friday, June 9
Welcome to Portugal!
Every single seat is a good seat
Kick off your shoes and throw down a blanket. The two primary stages at NOS Primavera Sound really feel like a picnic at the park and are set on a gentle hill with optimal views of the bands. So comfortable, you may possibly fall asleep.
#festivallove @ Deerhunter
Meet a festival fan: Juan from Portugal (on the left)
“I’m not normally like this, but festivals make me more expressive…and I’ve also had a handful of drinks.” – In response to my compliment about his sick dance moves for the duration of Deerhunter.
Stay weird forever Sigur Rós
Saturday, June ten
The individuals of Porto live like there’s no tomorrow
– Lisbon festie explaining to me the difference between the two cities.
Destroyer and sunny skies
Brian Wilson performs all of Pet Sounds
I know he’s a legend and all that, but I need some far more Dinosaur Jr.
Crowdsurfing @ Dinosaur Jr.
Battles blows my thoughts
I’ve listened to this NYC band on the web, but often it takes a live expertise to genuinely connect with an artist. Battles wins the award for my top set at NOS Primavera with their crazy power performance.
Three feathered fans attempt to uncover a spot on the grass prior to legend PJ Harvey requires the stage.
Sunday, June 11
Flower crowns all about
Two festivals in a row have featured these flower crown creation stations. I’m calling it a trend of the season due to the fact I’m a self-declared festival professional and can make bold statements like this.
Modern Family members cameo
“Our mayor appears just like Phil Dunphy from the show Contemporary Family members.” This was told to me from a fellow reporter throughout a press conference. I’ll let you determine for yourself. Bonus points to the paparazzi shooting a image from above the fence.
All festivals ought to be employing reusable cups
This is how you hold a festival clean and reduced your environmental footprint. Charge a $ two.50 deposit for a reusable cup. The NOS Primavera Sound grounds have been spotless all weekend.
“It was wonderful. I liked it a lot and the music was good.”
– Working with fellow press reporters on our testimonials.
Ty Segall killing it again
Late night snacking
Slow roasted pork. Cured meats. Soft cheese. Yum.