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Here are some lovely photos from this year’s A.V. Fest/Hideout Block Party

Photo: Abby Teabeau

A good time was had by all, or at least us and hopefully you, at this year’s A.V. Fest/Hideout Block Party. Friday’s crazy weather threatened to derail us, but Mother Nature eventually cooperated, and the show went on. Saturday offered the kind of weather that could almost make you forget about last winter. Thanks so much to all of the bands: Bad Luck Jonathan, The Handsome Family, Hamilton Leithauser, Death Cab For Cutie, Plastic Crimewave, Empires, Valerie June, Mac DeMarco, The Funky Meters, The Dismemberment Plan, and The War On Drugs. You were each delightful in your own way. And thanks to our various sponsors, of course. And to our friends/partners at the Hideout, who put in an incredible amount of work every year to bring a garbage-truck parking lot to life with music and energy. See you next year! (Photos are by Abby Tebeau and Dan Wilcox.)

Friday’s weather looked ominous.
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Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie.
Death Cab For Cutie in action.
Chris Walla of Death Cab, playing his final US show with the band.
Hamilton Leithauser teaching a local string section how to play his songs.
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Hamilton Leithauser rocking out on Friday night.
Bad Luck Jonathan featuring Jon Langford.
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The Handsome Family.
Sun smiled on everyone on Saturday, especially this guy.
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One of many delightful food purveyors, the mighty PQM.
Travis Morrison of The Dismemberment Plan, feeling it.
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Some dude and his adorable kid, announcing The Dismemberment Plan.
Mac DeMarco, pre-epic crowd surf.
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The Funky Meters, bringing the funk.
Adam from The War On Drugs, who closed the Fest to a huge crowd.
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We wouldn’t have a Festival without help from nice people.

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