03
Oct
09

Larkfest ~ 9/19/09 in Albany, NY

Wow guys, sorry for jumping on the bandwagon for this review late.  For anyone who wasn’t at Larkfest this year (an annual music event sponsored by WEQX that’s held on Lark Street in Albany) sure missed out.  I’ve been to the festival quite a few times and must say – this year was the best.  There was a huge persons turnout, the bands were amazing, and the “air” and feel of the event was indescribable.  It literally was a day and a night of positive revelry for the entire city.  Strangers came together and bonded over their love of music, jumping up and down, throwing their hands in the air, and screaming.   People sitting up on 2nd and 3rd and 4th floor window stills (note: not recommended, but luckily no injuries occurred) laughing and singing with the rest of em only made the day that much greater.

(photo by the.bnut)

I’ll give you a little description:  8 blocks of the city are shut down and WEQX sets up a combination of stages (a MAIN STAGE, SOUTH STAGE, Western Ave Stage, etc.) , and each have different bands playing throughout the day, for people to come and enjoy for free.  A ton of vendors are set up, Heineken has a huge blow up bottle prop (it deserves a segment because it’s that awesome),and all the local eateries and vintage stores that Lark Street is famous for are open.

All in all, it was great- and the truth is, it always is.  Even if you’re not from around the city, I strongly urge you to come next year because it’s just a ton of fun.  The band list this year:

MOBY
BELL X1, MATT & KIM, COMPANY OF THIEVES,

LUNIC, QUEER FOR ASTROBOY,

TEN YEAR VAMP, THE BURNHAM BROTHERS

AND VICTORIA LAMAS

(photo by the.bnut)

Matt and Kim’s last song, Daylight, blew everybody away.   I had never seen so many people crowd surfing at the same time.  There was also a load of beach-balls flying thrown into the air for that last song too.  This was my first review (dmbxvii), and I hope you all enjoyed it!   Will be back soon

– DMB

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4 Responses to “Larkfest ~ 9/19/09 in Albany, NY”


  1. 1 B
    November 2, 2009 at 10:35 PM

    Hey, I have no problem with you using my photo here, it does have a creative commons license, but I would appreciate an attribution and link to the flickr page. The link can be found here:
    Company of Thieves -- Larkfest 2009, Albany NY
    and in fact flickr makes it very easy to post with a link by autogenerating the HTML if you click on “more sizes”, for the future. Thanks!

    • 2 jacobull
      November 2, 2009 at 10:42 PM

      You are completely correct that the author of this should have given you credit and we apologize; we will do our best to correct the error both now and in the future. Thanks for the heads up!

  2. 3 -S
    November 2, 2009 at 10:42 PM

    Who shot those?


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