Sept. 3, 2011
This year's Fuck Yeah Fest was much like previous ones. It was held in the dusty, weed-strewn urban splendor of Los Angeles State Historic Park, it was attended by tens of thousands of people who turned out for 34 top-shelf indie bands spread across multiple stages, and once again the sun tried (and failed) to annihilate the hipsters reveling below.
Preceded by online teasers promising it would be the best day of the summer, this year's show did its best to make good on its claim by featuring a few logistical improvements over last year. The most important ones were aimed at mitigating the harsh environment. Let's face it, spending 12 hours in a dusty lot in the intense heat challenges the survival abilities of a generation of youngsters weaned on couches, sodas and video games.