happy Fourth! / by jen geigley

We're spending our Fourth of July weekend in downtown Des Moines at the third annual 80/35 festival. Forty bands, two days, lots of sunshine.
We took the kiddo again this year (she's been to 80/35 all three years of her life!) and this time, we found a shade tree to spread our blanket under and played in the wading pool area.
It was the perfect way for all of us to stay cool while watching the opening acts.
There were lots of hula hoops. Painted people. Belly dancers.
And gyros.We saw Yo La Tengo.Slightly Stoopid.
And Spoon!
We're home, we're exhausted ... and excited to see even more bands tomorrow. (You can see tons of amazing photos of 80/35 here.) Hope you're having a fantastic weekend, too!