It's been five years since I first set on Fort Adams State Park with my family by my side. We've shared long days in the sun filled with hand-clapping and red wine by the Narragansett Bay sunset. There hasn't been a year without a bit of rain, which just means you hold your neighbors closer in the Quad and hope the sun comes out for the headliner. But man, was this year one for the books. I mean, My Morning Jacket surprise set with ROGER fucking WATERS amazing. I'm talking about James Taylor showing up, just because, for a half hour set filled with all the favorites. Jay Sweet (the NFF producer) does an incredible job of never letting the festival grow stale with ritual.
With so many photos that speak better than my words can, I'll leave it at that.