After nearly a week of live music, Wakarusa 2014 finally wrapped up, early Monday morning.
The campers had nothing but positive things to say about the event, but we wanted to hear from the performers. The performers also spoke highly about the annual music festival on Mulberry Mountain.
“There’s 25,000 people going crazy. The weather is finally good. Life is good,” Andy Frasco said Friday night just before introducing the Flaming Lips.
Frasco was one of many performers at this year’s Wakarusa. He was joined by the likes of many different bands including The Black Cadillacs, who played me an impromptu acoustic version of their song, About You.
That’s kind of the theme at Wakarusa each year. It’s all about you. This goes for campers and performers.
“This is southern Zen down here, just a good mountain time. It’s an escape from the day to day,” Wick-it the Instigator said.
“Lots of hippies at this festival, which is great for me. I love it. Great vibe so far,” Richard Danielson (Vintage Trouble) said.
“This place is awesome. It’s lived up to the billing. Everybody we know who’s been here has had a great time, so we’re thrilled to be here,” John Phillips (The Black Cadillacs) said.
Perched at the top of Mulberry Mountain in Franklin County, Wakarusa makes it easy to get from one concert to the next offering golf cart rides between each of the six stages.
“I definitely feel at this festival that the way the stages are curated and the way music is selected is really superior to a lot of festivals I’ve been to,” ill-esha said.
In addition to music, this festival is also known for its carnival rides – just another aspect of Wakarusa that draws people in from all over.
“It’s so cool for them to put on this type of festival, cause at the end of the day it’s a beautiful thing to put people together,” Nalle Colt (Vintage Trouble) said.
The headliners this year included The Flaming Lips, Umphrey’s McGee and Bassnectar.