OAKTOPIA FOLLOW UP

Are we the only ones who are unable to have another human being put a band around our wrist without it getting stuck on our skin/arm-hair? What do y'all do? Should we just shaved our arms before festivals? Oh well. 

Oaktopia round 2 was this past weekend. A mostly younger crowd came out in droves ready to see a set of mostly-local bands play throughout most Denton festivals. There were a few hiccups (Neon Indian's DJ set got moved to Saturday) as there are with any large festival, but there was also a heck of a lot of fun. We had a bunch of coverage of the event last week (did you check out our interview with Will Wiesenfeld of Baths yet?). Yesterday, the Observer posted a much-contested review of the festival which even brought along a response post from another blog (#BlogFight). Internet drama can be fun to read through. Especially when it involves local music. That said, we had a good time at the festival this weekend and are looking forward to Oaktopia round 3 (and hoping to hear an announcement that it will happen sometime soon).

Below are a few photos of the event from Will Milne, Danielle Longueville, and a bunch of #WDDI's from y'all. If you're still jonesin' for more pics at the end, then click on over to the Observer here to see some pics from our buddy Ed Steele.  


 The Knocking at J and J's. Photo by  Will Milne . 

The Knocking at J and J's. Photo by Will Milne

 Bone Doggie and the Hickory St. Hellraisers on the courthouse lawn.  Photo by   Will Milne  . 

Bone Doggie and the Hickory St. Hellraisers on the courthouse lawn. Photo by Will Milne

 Neon Indian DJ set Saturday night. 

Neon Indian DJ set Saturday night. 

 Will Wiesenfeld of Baths Saturday on the Main Stage. 

Will Wiesenfeld of Baths Saturday on the Main Stage. 

 Taking a break by @ThePaigels. 

Taking a break by @ThePaigels. 

 That pesky drone by @ThePaigels. 

That pesky drone by @ThePaigels. 

 All sorts of people were doing all sorts of stuff up on the courthouse lawn and around Oaktopia. 

All sorts of people were doing all sorts of stuff up on the courthouse lawn and around Oaktopia. 

 Brave Combo on the courthouse lawn. 

Brave Combo on the courthouse lawn. 

 Baths sums up how we felt about this year of Oaktopia.  Photo by   Will Milne  . 

Baths sums up how we felt about this year of Oaktopia. Photo by Will Milne