As festival goers entered the grounds to day two of the FYF Festival, they were greeted with staff workers handing out complementary ear plugs. This could mean only one thing - My Bloody Valentine was playing tonight. Known for playing louder than everyone else, they definitely justified the complementary plugs. The guitars of Kevin Shields and Bilinda Butcher blared across the Los Angeles Historic State Park this past Sunday night and if you did not know MBV was playing, you would probably think that a new airport opened up in Los Angeles.
Day two kicked off comics once again in the Samantha tent as thousands of hipsters endured the heat. Late addition to the festival lineup, No Age, got the crowd going with a solid punk set on the Charlotte stage. !!! (often known as Chk, Chk, Chk) got everyone moving with their dance punk set.
Meanwhile, over at the Miranda stage, Baroness kicked everyone's behind a metal set that resembled a mix of Danzig and early Metallica. Playing on what turned out to be the weekend's more hardcore stage, Baroness delivered and picked up some new fans along the way. And just like the evolution of rock in the very early 90s, grunge originals, The Melvins, took the stage next. Beach House brought the harmonies to the big stage (Carrie Stage) and had the perfect light show to complement their sound. On the same stage, MGMT played to a large crowd that seemed as though they were sticking through their psychedelic set to hear the fan favorite hits "Electric Feel" "Time to Pretend" and "Kids" and they did not let them down. The band did not move around much on stage and sounded great. Instead of having the big screens showing close-ups of the band, MGMT projected colorful mind-bending images.
Playing at the same time as My Bloody Valentine, Holy Ghost! had a dance party going on over at the Charlotte stage. As MBV's set ended a little earlier than Holy Ghost!'s, fans migrated over for one last chance to let loose and dance the night away making it LA's best weekend of summer.