Saturday at Pemberton Festival was the busiest to date on the festival grounds, with crowds well exceeding those that flocked to the stages on previous days. The back-to-back lineup of entertainment on all six stages, including Laugh Camp with some of North America’s most popular comedians, had concert-goers on their feet almost constantly as they shifted from one viewing area (or beer garden) to the next.
The sets were long compared to most festival schedules, there was plenty of food options, many beer garden locations, you could bring your own (empty) bottle on site to fill at the free water stations, and there was even enough room for chairs, picnic blankets, and strollers for families that hung back from the stage on the grass.
John and I had a great time covering the event, catching bands we’ve loved for years, discovering new acts, and traipsing around music-filled a valley between mountains and not caring about how caked in dust our feet would be by the end of the night.
Pemberton Festival Photos Saturday
John braved the photo pits to capture and share some of the magical moments on stage.
The New Pornographers
The Flaming Lips
Bob Saget Introducing Snoop Dogg
Read my post from Friday at Pemberton Festival and view the rest of John’s photos for Miss604 on Flickr »
The entire festival, which ran from Wednesday to Sunday, drew 75,000 patrons who enjoyed close to 100 performances. Follow Pemberton Festival on Facebook and Twitter #PembyFest for more information.