Day two went smoothly and got to soak in a beautiful day filled with art, music, and some of the best thrifting Quincy and Boston had to offer. Carrying on from our day one coverage, In Between Days Festival was something out of a painting. Fans gathered from all over the upper east coast to catch some pretty cool happenings. From Yoke Lore to Lord Huron, we were living our best life and bought you some pretty cool content to get you caught up!
The sweetest start to day two. Sweet Petunia is made up of Maddy and Mairead who are possibly the cutest duo you will ever see. Having a laid back sound with powerfully packed lyrics, Sweet Petunia made us smile from ear to ear. We started the day early to hear them play and it was unanimous from the crowd that we wished they played longer. Whistles and tuning breaks combined to be the set we couldn’t forget about.
Nicole and Dwight
Man, oh man. This band is Boston based but their soul is straight out of a day in Memphis. They were the second slot of day two but performed on the bigger stage. When we tell you everyone was dancing and on their feet, there was not one person not staring in awe. Dwight and Nicole have just released their newest EP, The Jaguar, The Raven & The Snake this past May. They played some songs from it like ‘Lift’ and ‘One Your Way To Go’. If you are into Alabama Shakes, Black Pumas, and Johnnyswim, please hype this group up!
While each set had brought something unique to the In Between Days Festival this past weekend, Mint Green was in another tier all together. Energetic, lively, and passionate this group did not come to play. Waving to the people in the shade, Mint Green had greeted everyone with care and understanding as it was a hot day. They gave us instructions on drinking water and taking care of ourselves. People had lined up shoulder to shoulder to hear them play ‘How I’m Feeling’ and a variety of their discography.
Yes, Allison Ponthier, you heard right about that grapevine. We were totally enlightened to catch Allison play her half day set. Wearing the coolest suit known to man, her wit and stage presence got us. Playing ‘Character Development’, ‘Hardcore’, and ‘Faking My Own Death’, the crowd was very attentive. She had made it easy for us to lean into a calm and relaxed state. And yes, it is a proven theory that it is possible to ‘cry and throw some ass’ at the same time. We tested it out and Allison was completely correct.
America’s boyfriend, Yoke Lore took the big stage mid-day and we were here for it. Him and his band have created a sound that vibrated throughout the whole festival grounds carrying the best vibe. ‘Level Tools’ played as we saw kids head-banging and friends jumping up and down. No we weren’t fan-girling… totally normally concert goers (yes, yes we were freaking out).
We took some time to document the vibe of the festival while some acts were playing. Crafting such a special vibe this early in their career operating as a festival, we were surprised just how much we felt at home. The cutest toddlers and babies danced around with their parents. Couples held hands and leaned against each other. There wasn’t much separation as usual festivals go–just VIP and regular GA. From the vendors to the merch lines, everything was central and easy to access. To us, it was refreshing to see as some festivals feel too big to conquer sometimes. But it made the experience that much better.
Continuing to provide great music for Sunday’s lineup, Cautious Clay had taken the stage and brought his A-game. Wearing the coolest sunglasses and bringing out his flute and trumpet, we got a very good sense of how things get done. Clay’s upbeat pop and R&B background helped get his in our feels. We were ’Shook’ by just how talented him and his crew were.
Illiterate Light was a force to be reckoned with. We got to see them jam at Newport Folk Fest just last month as they were operating the Bike Stage all weekend. Seeing them absolutely smash their set, there was no stone unturned. Illiterate Light has a unique energy that is hard to replace (and miss). During their set, the drummer, Jake Cochran, had run out into the audience running in a circle, just to come back in time for the chorus. If Illiterate Light comes your way this upcoming year, please check them out—you’ll be pleasantly surprised by just how much you’ll fall in love them by the end of the show.
Getting towards the end of our day, we got to hear Phantogram take center stage. Fans lined up and showed out early to hear them play. Being around for a good amount of time, Phantogram is no stranger to playing the later slots at festivals. Giving her best Hayley Williams vibe, lead singer, Sarah Barthel showed up with red hair, yellow shorts, and the best boots we’ve seen around in a long time. Sarah had asked the crowd to help her try and figure out when they visited Boston last. Unsure, her and the band continued rocking an hour and half set.
Last but certainly not least, Lord Huron closed off Sunday’s lineup. As the lights dimmed, the crowd cheered louder and louder. The air was filled with a variety of incense and the band arrived on stage. They surprised the crowd by bringing out the iconic skull mask and the beautiful Allison Ponthier for ‘The Night We Met’. During their set, they had taken a longer pause leaving the stage empty as the festival crew and security needed to sort out a medical problem in the crowd. Drawing everyone back in after, Lord Huron was the most magical way to end the week.
Check out our gallery from the show below!
We jammed out all day and our feet hurt BUT that just means it was well worth it. Getting to attend this festival was everything to us and was such a sweet event to help us close out August. Thank you to In Between Days for inviting us along and we can’t wait to see where year three takes you.
Be on the look out for our thoughts and review of the overall weekend coming soon but for now, what was your favorite act we covered this weekend?
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