It almost seemed as though the 10th anniversary of Fun Fun Fun Fest was bound to be doomed. Arguably the most anticipated performer canceled due to illness. Then, a top comedian’s flight was canceled due to weather. Day two brought uncertainty as the festival awaited approval from the City of Austin to open the gates, unsure if rain would cause delays.
But in true music fashion, the show did go on, and Fun Fun Fun Fest did not disappoint in the slightest. Replacing the canceled D’Angelo show was the legendary Lauryn Hill; Tig Notaro’s standup show was rescheduled from day one to day two; and, eventually, music fans were let into the soggy festival grounds on the second day, causing almost no delays to the schedule.
We at CultureMap donned our best rainproof clothes and faced the fest head on to capture top music acts from around the world. From old school rock ‘n’ rollers to up-and-coming rappers and heavy metal wailers, FFF Fest managed to curate a unique — at times oddball — lineup of major music influencers and those just breaking into the game.