14.Sep.2009 I once went to All Points West

About a month ago, Jessi and I went to the sloppy wet mess of a music festival that was this year’s All Points West. While uploading more recent pictures from my camera, I stumbled upon my few APW photos and figured an extremely delayed posting would still be fun. Hopefully, by post’s end, you’ll agree with me.

All Points West was a great time, even though it poured rain for a majority of it. Jessi and I left with smelly mud up to our knees and sopping wet clothing stuck to our shivering bodies, but it was a music festival, not a cotillion, so we sucked up the soggy-ness and had some good ol’ fashioned fun in the rain. I didn’t take too many photos, but after the rain let up, I pulled out my camera and snagged a few shots at sunset. The festival was held at Liberty State Park in New Jersey, which is a breathtaking venue—even covered in mud—as it features a view of the East Jersey shore skyline, the NYC skyline, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Here are my few pictures, some featuring the NJ and NYC skylines…

When the skies finally cleared, it was a really pleasant summer evening.

When the skies finally cleared, it was a really pleasant summer evening.


Jessi, being goofy, in the muddy festival grounds.

Jessi, being goofy, in the muddy festival grounds.


A close-up of one of the festival's art installments.

A close-up of one of the festival's art installments.


Another shot of the muddy grounds looking surprisingly decent.

Another shot of the muddy grounds looking surprisingly decent.


The crazy post-storm sky and a view up four separate nostrils.

The crazy post-storm sky and a view up four separate nostrils.


As for music picks, Seasick Steve, Fleet Foxes, The National (mostly due to the fact I was sipping beer and dancing around like a maniac in the first hard downpour of rain during their set), Q-Tip and Jay-Z’s cover of “No Sleep Till Brooklyn” were my performance highlights from the day.

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  • Bill says:

    Thanks for a refreshing departure from atlanta traffic and people blasting t-pain. q-tip is the bee’s knees and j-z ain’t too bad either… That cover sounds like it would be awesome. ’99 problems but q-tip aint one– hit me!’

  • Bill says:

    oh, and who’s that big goofy dude in the head band next to the hot chick??? haha JOKE

  • Jim Gibbons says:

    Why I oughta….*shaking fist—vigorously*

    But yeah, Jay-Z doing “No Sleep” was pretty incredible.

  • Jessi says:

    I just turned over my right shoulder and told you this–as you sit there working on your next doodle, but, as per your recent request for equal parts real and virtual interaction…Why do you insist upon posting the least flattering pictures of me on your blog!? I will accept equal parts virtual and real apologies!

  • Jim Gibbons says:

    Consider this…
    I believe these pictures—which I love and think are great—led to you being called a “hot chick” by Billiam. So…I rest my case.