I am going to be honest, this year was the first I had ever heard of Big Guava Music Festival. When I was scrolling through my news feed and some bands that I follow had posted that they’d be playing at Big Guava this year, I decided I was going to go to the festival myself. It was a 3 day music festival (with rides, food trucks, and a beer garden!) that took place in Tampa at the Florida State Fairgrounds and the Mid-Florida Credit Union Amphitheater. This years artists included: Outkast, Vampire Weekend, Foster the People, MS MR, Slightley Stoopid, Tegan & Sara, Haim, Grouplove, Twenty One Pilots, and Band of Skulls and more. Some lesser known (but awesome) bands I was excited about were Bear Hands, Smallpools, Terraplane Sun, Morning Parade, and Magic Man. I was all around super impressed by the line-up, especially because it’s not too often that bands I really love, the smaller indie types, come to Florida at all, let alone all come to the same place at the same time.
I really had an amazing time at Big Guava and I am already so excited for next years installment! My favorite bands I saw there were: Outkast (too cool!), Hoodie Allen (kind of lost it), Terraplane Sun (very impressed by them), Girl Talk (PARTY!), and Foster the People (…no words for how great they were). Check out my pictures from the festival below, and I HIGHLY encourage you to go next year if you live in the area! Continue reading