80/35 / by jen geigley

Wow, it's been a long time since I've blogged! I do have a semi-decent reason for being MIA, but I'll get to that another day. Anyway, we spent our 4th of July weekend enjoying our city's annual music festival, 80/35. This was the fourth year we've attended, which I think officially makes it a family tradition. 
What better way to spend the Fourth than by checking out two days of live music with downtown Des Moines as the backdrop? Here are some of my favorite moments from the weekend. 

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.
The painted people.
Friends, friends and more friends ... everywhere you go.
Okkervil River.
Water fun in the hot sun.

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.
Star Troopers with sparklers.
 Of Montreal.
Girl Talk!! (Which was way more fun that I had anticipated.)
The guy who climbed the light pole.
And confetti. (It was a fantastic weekend. We're still kind of tired. Hope you had a good Fourth!)