Saturday night I spent miserably sick in bed. My bones ached. My insides hurt. I was so cold, I was wearing a tank top, tee shirt, and a sweatshirt, under the blankets. But my head was about to get a fever so I had an ice pack. I couldn't eat anything. But I made it through the night. The next morning, I was able to eat some bland white rice porridge. Later, I ate saltine crackers and Pellegrino. I was so upset about missing the festival. So I took a shower, got dressed, and headed out. I had no energy from being sick and not eating. But there was no way I was gonna miss the whole thing. My Sunday schedule would've been awesome. I really wanted to see Wild Nothing, Atlas Sound, King Khan. Dude, I really wanted to hear "Chinatown" live in Chinatown. But I made it just in time to see Paul Banks. We got a really good spot, too. There were some good tunes, but I must say, I really miss Interpol, with Carlos D. After Paul Banks, we headed towards the main stage and Desaparecidos stopped me in my tracks. I love their sound. That early 2000s post hardcore sound. Nostalgic for me. So we watched from the back. I loved "Man and Wife, the Latter". Then towards the end of their set, they did an awesome cover of The Clash's "Spanish Bombs". I freaking love that song. It was actually track 2 on my mixtape contest entry! After Desaparecidos, we took pics of the huge sunglasses. Then walked towards the Hill St stage where Converge was performing. I wanted to see The Faint, but there was no way because I was still very sick. We headed out and saw Brent Bolthouse on the way. So that was my FYF 2012. Definitely not the way I had planned it, but s happens.
Enough with my pity party, I do have to say FYF did an amazing job. I went to the 2009 FYF, which was the first time they held it at the LA Historic State Park, which btw, I used to pass by almost every day when I was in high school and college. So it's great to see amazing events taking place here. Compared to just a few years ago, they've grown so much and it seems they're always constantly improving. This was as close to a mini-Coachella as you can get without the ridiculous desert heat. It was super organized and well planned. So props to the folks at FYF!
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