Viewpoint: Fun Fun Fun Fest not fun for all

Passion Pit performs Friday at Fun Fun Fun Fest. The band was one of several headliners at the festival which also included Lykke Li, Spoon and the rap collective Odd Future.
Emilly Martinez | Lariat Copy Editor

By Joshua Madden
A&E Editor

Are you a big Public Enemy fan? What about Odd Future? If you are, you might have found something to love on Fun Fun Fun Fest’s Blue Stage this year.

The problem? Those were arguably the two most mainstream acts at Fun Fun Fun Fest and you may not have even heard of them. So obviously, it’s not for everyone.

That’s not necessarily a bad thing, because Fun Fun Fun Fest clearly isn’t directed at mainstream audiences. Not everyone is going to enjoy the festival, but for people who are interested in the independent music scene, it’s a blast.

I found myself walking around the festival a little confused as to what to do. There were acts I was vaguely interested in seeing, but none of them were that “killer” show I had to see.

I had friends texting me to tell me I had to see this band or I had to see that band. Clearly I was missing something.

I will say this: the atmosphere at the festival was cool. It’s fun to be somewhere as relaxed as Fun Fun Fun Fest, even when everyone knows that Ryan Gosling and Tyler, The Creator running around somewhere.

I had a good time while I was there, but I’m also more interested in arts and entertainment than the average person. The average person may not have so much fun.

At the end of the day though, I think that’s what festival organizers want and so kudos to them for catering to their audience and not really caring what anyone else has to say.