Our good friend Kevin Hulse over at HeadaboveHeart recently went on an adventure to Sweetlife Music & Food festival and snapped some pics for us. Big shout out to Kevin and Joy Asico for the shots and thanks to Veronica Rodriguez for the write up on the fest below.
Periodic downpours didn’t detour mud soaked hipsters from basking in the sounds at this year’s Sweetlife Festival. The diverse music line-up was a perfect blend for any music lover’s taste buds.
Sweetlife was anything but a gentle footprint in the DMV area. The stellar line-up included Solage, Gary Clark Jr., Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Kendrick Lamar and Passion Pit. Phoenix poured down old familiars like Lisztomania and mixed in some new material, they brought it and made us crave for a mid-night treat.
The amazing thing about this festival is that it’s not contrived. The whole experience is organic. If downward dog isn’t your thing, grab a beer. Not a beer drinker, there’s healthy food options. If you’re not a foodie, then make your way to the stage for amazing music. If you don’t like amazing music, you may have a problem. The fact is the Sweetlife experience is partying with 20,000 friends rather than cattle shuffling through the motions of a good time.
And then there’s the food… Typical venue fair is expected, but rows of appetizing gourmet food trucks? Yes please. You know things are right when you see DC’s own Spike Mendelsohn getting his grub on.
Next year will mark the 5 year anniversary for this music/food fest; if you want a taste of the good life then make it to Sweetlife.