And oh, there were plenty of artists I wanted to see. The lineups — featuring The National, Yo La Tengo, the Flaming Lips, Built to Spill, and more — kept things rocking for the better part of three days. Highlights for me included Final Fantasy, just a guy and his violin captivating the crowd; the booming brass sounds of Beirut; a sing-along from the punk-country Dutchess and the Duke; and a credible crowd-surfing attempt from the lead singer of The National.
After the jump, I've picked out a few favorite songs from the artists who made the festival memorable for me. Want to check it out? Just read more.
You can hear full versions of all the songs over here.