Chris Hardwick (photo: Estefany Gonzalez)
Holy festival season Batman!
In a world oversaturated with summer festivals, ID10T brought together one of the most diverse festival crowds to date. For its first year, Creator and Host Chris Hardwick combined comics, comedy and live music for a truly unique festival experience. With tickets at around half the cost of other multiple day festivals, the two-day laugh fest offered a little something for everyone.
Music lovers got to enjoy songs from legends like Weezer on the main stage, as well as fresh tunes from newer acts like Mothers, an indie-folk band from Athens Georgia. Cosplayers had an excuse to break out their costumes, which added to the colorful festival flavor as you could spot creative costumes all throughout the festival grounds. Though this event is new, if next year’s festival is anything like this one, it’s sure to be added to your must-see list. Here are five reasons this year’s festival was great.
Weezer closed out the first night.
Could you ask for a more perfect situation than this legendary band closing out the first night of the first ID10T fest? Saturday attendees got the chance to hear classics like “Perfect Situation” and “Hashpipe.”
OK Go’s confetti-coated set.
Who needs treadmills when you have confetti, Ok Go broke out the confetti instead of breaking a sweat. The fantastic foursome played an energetic set and put the confetti canons to use from the first song on their set to the last where they pulled fans on stage to be a part of the show themselves.
Portlandia cast answered fan questions.
You know those random questions that pop into your head while you’re watching Portlandia? Well, the Panel stage allowed attendees to ask their favorite television comedies questions in person then later turned into the Mad Decent tent, the perfect spot for dance a party and rave kids to hang.
Robert DeLong brought ALL of the face paint.
Aside from playing multiple instruments whilst singing, hacking Wii controllers and video game joysticks, Robert DeLong brought along a team of face painters to help get concert goers in a dancing mood.
Dance party on the main stage.
Girl Talk brought the party to ID10T by coating the crowd and stage with balloons from the second he walked on stage. Not even three songs in and the whole stage was covered in toilet paper like a house on Halloween night as the music producer surrounded himself with dancing fans.
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