Pittsburgh is growing and with growth comes amazing innovation. After PNC's The Pitch we headed over to the music festival in Bakery Square. There, we found food trucks, cheap beer and loads of locally designed merch to buy. Of course, I had to bring my tie-dye Buddha blanket for seating. I mean, it doesn't take much for me to embrace my hippy-dippy California upbringing. This was a music festival after-all. I've been carrying that blanket around since college, at one point it even hung above my bed as a faux head board. We go way back.
I came to the festival to see the band Phosphorescent... I'm a big fan of their music. I discovered them one day on Pandora, when "Song for Zula" popped up. Immediately after seeing they landed on this year's lineup, I knew I had to go. I could just melt and hangout inside singer, Dead Ocean's voice forever. He has this Johnny Cash sexiness going on that pulls the swoon right out of a girl.
The festival was full of awesome style, I tried to capture as much as I could without being too intrusive.
Things I noticed and loved:
Dark lipstick is making a comeback and my inner Aaliyah is begging to come out.
Fringe purses, booties, sweaters, you name it. I've never experimented too much with fringe but it's starting to intrigue me this season.
Kicks! Old school tennis shoes have always been cool... but now younger 20 somethings (I've even noticed them on teens too) are discovering them. Popular throw backs and styles are hitting the ground in full force these days.
Big hair is in. Enough said.
There were so many photos that I couldn't choose just a few. I hope you enjoy the slideshow!
Prior to the festival, I had heard that Portugal The Man played a mean show. Between the lights, fog and Pittsburgh Pirates hats... they satiated every concert craving.
The slideshow has photos from both days, unfortunately my camera died by the time Moby came on. If I'm being honest, I love that sometimes, when my negligence forces me to stop working and actually enjoy the experience. I will say, Moby killed it. He jammed along with the crowd, dancing, jumping up above his equipment, bringing the energy up with him to the beat; creating a sort of techno seance.
The entire festival was a complete joy! I hope you get a chance to check it out next year.