All Points West aka. All Pants Wet…

All Points West or what papers are calling it All Pants Wet, took place this weekend at Liberty State Park, a music festival in which I had intended to go to, but I couldn’t make it.  However, my friend K went on Sunday, when Coldplay performed, and she was merely lost for words.

Despite the rain, fans still managed to enjoy the music, allowed themselves to be serenaded by the various bands that took to the stage.  Lead singer of Vampire Weekend seemed to have said it best: “I know it’s not easy to dance when you’re holding an umbrella,” (RollingStone) And I’m sure fans still managed to dance to the music despite the rain . . .

A few of my favorite bands were in attendance: Vampire Weekend, MGMT and Coldplay.

Here are some pictures of the event if you, like me, were unable to attend:

Vampire Weekend performed on July 31, 2009 at APW

Vampire Weekend performed on July 31, 2009 at APW

MGMT performed on August 2, 2009 at APW

MGMT performed on August 2, 2009 at APW

Coldplay performed on August 2, 2009 at APW

Coldplay performed on August 2, 2009 at APW

Coldplay's Chris Martin

Coldplay's Chris Martin

I really wanted to see Coldplay, seeing as how they’re my all-time favorite band.  Hopefully, it won’t be long until they return, so that I may be serenaded by their music…hopefully.

After being recently introduced to the music of Vampire Weekend, I am officially a huge fan!  So I really wished I was there on Friday as well, to see them play, but this article from the RollingStone, was the closest I got to APW:

The first band to break the spell of the rain — both figuratively and literally — was Vampire Weekend, who was lively from the get-go, despite water dappling the stage as they played. Koenig was light-hearted and fun, whipping his hair around and talking to the audience like they were his close friends. He asked people to go crazy during the “raincoats” line in “A-Punk” and tried to teach them the histronic screams in “One (Blake’s Got A New Face).” They even got cozy enough to try a new song — something that had the feel of classic VW, the electro feel of the Discovery album Koenig guests on and a beat like U2’s “Bullet The Blue Sky.” Maybe their good attitudes helped, because the sky quickly turned from grey to blue-grey before “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa.” – RollingStone

Here are one of my favorite songs from Vampire Weekend: “A-Punk”


Even with the rain and mud, it sounded like APW was epic.  Please share your stories if you went to the festival!

I would love to hear,

JO


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