After all the excitement of Day One, it was hard to imagine the second day topping the first, but the crowd’s energy was definitely more jubilant and excited for day two. I started with The Weakerthans and, to be honest, didn’t expect much from what I’d seen of them at a show a few years earlier. I was pleasantly surprised at their amazingly darling set, which was comprised of charm and unpretentious college rock. Seeing as they went on early, I didn’t expect many people, but they turned up in droves for the Winnipeg band.
The Silversun Pickups, though not my cup of tea, did manage to rock hard with one of the only female performers in the entire festival — Nikki Monninger. The tense rock was very yelly, but Nikki managed to have a great time onstage. Meanwhile, back at the Bacardi tent, UK DJ Lee Burridge (who I later asked to take a picture of me and a friend - he happily obliged) tore up the floor with many electronic fans dancing it up. Again, the DJ was a welcome breath of fresh air.