I’m carrying on with our Free Press Summer Fest 2014 coverage. Free Press Summer Fest (FPSF) is a music festival based in Houston, TX, and some of the featured acts included Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Jack White, The Naked and the Famous, Die Antwoord, Above & Beyond, Zedd, Ms Lauren Hill, Wu-Tang Clang, DMX and Chvrches. Some of the highlights you can look forward to in this post include mentions of incredible performances by Ms Lauren Hill, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and Jack White. There are photos of The Naked and Famous, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and Adventure Club in this post. You can check out Day 1 coverage by following this link, click here.
My Day 2 opened up with a performance by Washed Out. It was lovely to hear the crowd singing along to “New Theory”. I was surprised at the turnout for Washed Out. I never realised that they were so popular. My surprise performance on Day 2 came from Ms Lauren Hill. I didn’t know what to expect before I saw her and I was impressed by her energy on stage. I also really liked that she re-worked old hits, including tracks made with The Fugues. You could tell that she was dealing with a younger crowd who didn’t know her work well but the crowd still called for an encore at the end. Alex Ebert, lead singer of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, once again made a daring adventure into the crowd and made use of someone’s shoulders to return to the Mars Stage. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros continue to impress me with the way that they interact with the crowd and their fans. I managed to catch a few other performances but my last one, Jack White, will stand out. Jack White took the time out to thank his fans and all those who were stuck watching his performance because they were trapped by the number of people. He presented an amazing show and it was fitting that his set ended with “Seven Nation Army” while fireworks went off in the sky.
Free Press Summer Fest is a great music festival. I like that Mayor Parker, mayor of Houston, came up on stage before Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros to endorse the music festival and invite all attendees to come back next year. Maybe I’ll be back. Will you?