Guava Fest excites fans

Marlee Belford, Staff Writer

The beginning of May marked Big Guava Music Festival; a three day event celebrating music, food trucks, and carnival rides. Though weather conditions were stormy and wet the first Friday, the attendees seemed unaffected as crowds started lining up as early at 3PM. Smaller bands including Sleigh Bells, Cake, and Twenty One Pilots graced the four stages throughout the Florida State Fairgrounds throughout the afternoon with headliner Outkast closing out the night drawing people of all ages to the main stage located in the amphitheater.

Saturday did not see much improvement in the weather as the rain continued. Concert goers decked out in rain jackets and ponchos could still be spotted throughout the festival. Bigger crowds were seen attending Tegan and Sara, Haim, American Authors, and Hoodie Allen while another headliner, Vampire Weekend, ended the second day of shows.

“Chance the Rapper was my favorite performer” said senior Destiny Nenno. “I has heard of him before but Big Guava was the first time that I really got to listen to his music and I fell in love. He emotionally connects with his lyrics and music,”. Throughout the whole festival fan favorite carnival rides were available to attendees with unlimited access. Also featured were a variety of food trucks including Taco Bus, Macarollin, and Burger Culture. Saturday evening saw a drop in temperatures leading to many flock to The Loving Cup, a mobile coffee shop food truck. The beginning of the third and final day of the festival was sunny and hot. Bands such as Grouplove, the Violent Femmes, and Girl Talk played throughout the day with the final headliner Foster the People closing the festival.