Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Music that Started the Day (With Videos and Pics)

Obviously, when one goes to the Bunbury Music Festival, they are going for the music first and foremost, so this post is all about the "smaller" bands that played. By small, I mean not the headliners...that post will hopefully be up tomorrow!

I'd love to know what you think about these bands, if you are going to look any up that you hadn't already heard of, and if Bunbury is a music festival you would attend next year! I know I plan too!

I did not attend all of these sets, but friends of mine did and they are providing the pictures!

photo by Kyle Greely

You might think you don't know anything by OAR, but I'm here to tell you that you're probably wrong...from what I saw of the set, I knew two songs, and they were quite enjoyable to watch. I particulary liked the horn section!

This was the main stage. To be honest, I thought the bigger bands would have been better off playing at the stage you see below...because there is more open space for fans. However, I don't know if the stage would be big enough for the band playing.

"Love and Memories" by OAR
Ra Ra Riot
Photo by Amy Foppe
I liked where this stage was located. There is a lot of open room. I spent most of my time listening to this band while sitting on a blanket, so it was quite comfortable! But as you can see, the stage is kind of the headlining bands are better off at the other stage; I just think the open space would have been more accomadating to a bigger band.
"Can You Tell" by Ra Ra Riot
The Airborne Toxic Event
photo by Amy Foppe
The Airborne Toxic Event put on one heck of a good show! They are definitely a band I want to listen to even more than I did before Bunbury, and I'd certainly see them live again. I really appreciated what they said about working with the Wounded Warrior Project as well! Very inspiring!
"Gasoline" by The Airborne Toxic Event
Kevin Devine
Photo by Amy Foppe
I did not get to see Kevin live, but I really enjoy his song "I Could be With Anyone" and my friend Amy is a fan, so check him out!
"I Could Be With Anyone" by Kevin Devine (LOVE this video)
Neon Trees
Photo by Kyle Greely
I know, I know...I need to listen to the Neon Trees music that is not on the radio. However, I do really love "Animal" and "Everybody Talks." Unfortunately, I did not personally get to see them play I can live through the photos with you all!
Another Neon Trees shot
Photo by Amy Foppe
"Animal" by Neon Trees
There you have it...these are some of the bands/acts that were featured at this year's Bunbury. Be on the lookout for the headliners post, what we did and did not like about the festival, what we want to see next year, and more!



The Teen Book Guru said...

WOAH! You got to see Neon Trees LIVE??? You are SO lucky!!! I haven't heard of the rest of them, but they all sound super cool and great. Awesome post!! NEON TREES ALL THE WAY. <333 :P Btw I'm back from my vacation, so HI!!!! XD

Medeia Sharif said...

That's my favorite Ra Ra Riot song.

I was also familiar with Airborne Toxic Event and Neon Trees, but the others I haven't heard before.

Erika said...

I LOVE Neon Trees! :)

....Petty Witter said...

Never having attended such an event its one of my things to do before I'm 50, make that 60. Alas with all of the rain we've had this summer all festivals seem to have been mud fests if not cancelled so thanks for sharing this.

Missie, The Unread Reader said...

Awesome pictures. Thanks for sharing so much coverage. I love Neon Trees. Sorry you didn't get to see them live.

I think I'll check out some of those OAR tunes.

Liviania said...

Sounds like fun! I've only heard of Neon Trees, but it's fun to hear new bands.

Brandileigh2003 (Blkosiners Book Blog) said...

Looks like a great time! I'm a little jealous!
Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog