WHAT WE DID: SPECIAL 35 DENTON 2015 EDITION

35 Denton made its triumphant return to form last weekend. Many were doubtful that the festival could re-capture the madcap, fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants magic that permeated previous years, but it turned out that 2014 was more of a cocoon than a year off. 35 Denton 2015 was a beast of a different nature. Save for a few, the bands on this year's schedule weren't the Pitchfork Best New Music darlings as they had been in the past, but it turned out that didn't really matter. All you really need to do in Denton to have a good festival is bring some good music, some fun activities, and get people together. We sure had a great time. 

While this year's slogan was "Back to the music," we really enjoyed all of the other activities that 35 Denton incorporated this year such as yoga, multiple photographic events, and an art show. We really enjoyed the slightly new direction of the festival and were very impressed by the cast and crew working behind-the-scenes. Read on for photos from the festival including both ours and yours and some images from our Instawalk. 


 The Zombies. Photo by  Will Milne . 

The Zombies. Photo by Will Milne

 Paige Bryan at Dan's Silverleaf.  Photo by   Will Milne  . 

Paige Bryan at Dan's Silverleaf. Photo by Will Milne

  The Zombies.Photo by   Will Milne  . 

The Zombies.Photo by Will Milne

 Capsula on the Main Stage. Photo by  Cynthia Pantaleon. 

Capsula on the Main Stage. Photo by Cynthia Pantaleon. 

 Daniel Markham at Greater Denton Arts Council.  Photo by   Cynthia Pantaleon. 

Daniel Markham at Greater Denton Arts Council. Photo by Cynthia Pantaleon. 

 Roger Sellers at Harvest House.  Photo by   Will Milne  . 

Roger Sellers at Harvest House. Photo by Will Milne

 Brutal Juice on Main Stage 2.  Photo by   Will Milne  . 

Brutal Juice on Main Stage 2. Photo by Will Milne

 Brutal Juice.  Photo by   Will Milne  . 

Brutal Juice. Photo by Will Milne

THE PEOPLE OF 35 DENTON

  Photo by   Will Milne  . 

Photo by Will Milne

  Photo by   Will Milne  . 

Photo by Will Milne

 Bee Caves at Dan's Silverleaf.  Photo by   Cynthia Pantaleon. 

Bee Caves at Dan's Silverleaf. Photo by Cynthia Pantaleon. 

  Hustle Roses at Greater Denton Arts Council. Photo by   Will Milne  . 

Hustle Roses at Greater Denton Arts Council. Photo by Will Milne

 Beach Day at Dan's Silverleaf.  Photo by   Cynthia Pantaleon. 

Beach Day at Dan's Silverleaf. Photo by Cynthia Pantaleon. 

 Hustle Roses at Greater Denton Arts Council.  Photo by   Will Milne  . 

Hustle Roses at Greater Denton Arts Council. Photo by Will Milne

THE INSTANT FILM OF 35 DENTON

Photography was a big part of 35 Denton this year. Aside from digital cameras, instant film (often provided by Denton Camera Exchange) was in full swing. Check out some of our favorite Polaroids below. 

 Cymbals Eat Guitars at The Labb.  Photo by   Cynthia Pantaleon. 

Cymbals Eat Guitars at The Labb. Photo by Cynthia Pantaleon. 

  Bashe at Rubber Gloves. 

Bashe at Rubber Gloves. 

 Bashe at Rubber Gloves. 

Bashe at Rubber Gloves. 

 Mike Dillon Band at Dan's Silverleaf.  Photo by   Cynthia Pantaleon. 

Mike Dillon Band at Dan's Silverleaf. Photo by Cynthia Pantaleon. 

INSTAWALK

We hosted a #WDDI Instawalk for the festival this year in which we made our way from Shift to the festival by way of the industrial side of east Denton. We had so much fun that we're thinking about doing it again some time soon. 

 Chalk art.  Photo by   Cynthia Pantaleon. 

Chalk art. Photo by Cynthia Pantaleon. 

  Chalk art. Photo by   Will Milne  . 

Chalk art. Photo by Will Milne

 Ten Hands. 

Ten Hands. 

 Radioactivity.  Photo by   Cynthia Pantaleon. 

Radioactivity. Photo by Cynthia Pantaleon. 

  Paige Bryan at Dan's Silverleaf. Photo by   Will Milne  . 

Paige Bryan at Dan's Silverleaf. Photo by Will Milne

YOUR PHOTOS OF 35 DENTON

Here are some of our favorite Instagram photos tagged with #WDDI of bands playing 35 Denton.