For those who missed my Snaps and Insta-stories, this here is the scoop on my two days Music Fest NW’s Project Pabst! Thanks to my good friends at Kettle Brand, we were well supplied with snacks in between sets. They wanted to make sure I the perfect set up to share this recap with you guys, so here it goes!
Day one we we super excited to chill and check out all the stands while the opening acts warmed up the stages. We hit up some fun booths and sampled all the offerings from the sponsors. We skirted around several lines for free beer and found ourselves playing games for swag, handed free chips from Kettle Brand and samples from Khi-els. My favorite stop by far was the Vegan icecream from Ben & Jerrys. I’m lactose free, so this was a heavenly and unexpected treat! The photo-booth by Xfinity was fun and we were tempted to get Jose a trim at the American Crew tent, but we continued on…
It was fun to catch a bit of Andrew W. K. as we figured out the staging areas. Two vast stages were set up at opposite ends of the festival so that one show could begin within minutes of the other. It was pretty easy to make our way towards the front once we figured out where to be and when.
STRFKR was every bit worth the hustle to the front of the stages and I am OBSESSED with their performance and ultimate dance party astro-suits!
Always a country girl (with them Texan roots) I of course had to catch Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats. That same fun energy heard in their music definitely translates to their live performance. This was probably my favorite one to dance to!
We stayed late to see Ice Cube and Duran Duran, which absolutely flooded the grounds. We had to pick up our blankets and stand shoulder to shoulder with other fans as Ice-cub brought the house down!!
Day two rolled out with another perfect set of blue skies! This time we made sure to get in line early for Kambucha on tap and then set up our little picnic area to enjoy the first shows.
Sheer Mag is a new band for me, but I felt like it was a good warm up for the evening.
We also caught a bit of Parquet Courts before Ween gave an amazing performance! They totally killed it.
Tame Impala is on my MUST-SEE list so I was SO freaking excited when they finally hit the stages. The crowds went wild and I think literally everyone was dancing at this point! What a freaking amazing end to a great weekend.
Overall, I would say this is one of the most fun, affordable and chill festivals I’ve been to! The line up was great and I even discovered some new bands I’ll be listing to a bit more. I think Pabst can mark this project a S U C C E S S!!
**This is a sponsored post by Kettle Brand.