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.
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:
BELL X1, MATT & KIM, COMPANY OF THIEVES,
LUNIC, QUEER FOR ASTROBOY,
TEN YEAR VAMP, THE BURNHAM BROTHERS
AND VICTORIA LAMAS
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