Our girl on the scene, Lenay Dunn, hit up New Jersey’s Skate & Surf Festival and brought along our good friend, Travis Clark, aka frontman to We The Kings, as a special co-host for the day. Check out her behind-the-scenes video and rundown of her highlights from the day, and be sure to stay tuned for our video interviews where the pair chatted with the likes of Andrew W.K., Into It. Over It. (both pictured above), Mayday Parade and more of the performers!
Straight from Lenay:
My first time at Skate & Surf! Did you know that Bamboozle evolved out of this festival? Fun fact! It was very fun and rainy. Travis from We the Kings came along to interview all the bands backstage with me, one of our favorites to talk to was Andrew W.K.! He wore all white as expected, and it was so fun to meet him. The interview will be up on RaggedMag.com soon!
My sweater adventure… I somehow always assume festivals will be sunny, so I wore a red American Rag sundress and my fav cowgirl boots! Then it started pouring, so I ventured out on the festival grounds with Travis to find a sweater to keep warm. He got stopped by so many girls for pictures on our way -even with his hood up and sunglasses on- that it took like an hour to get to the merch stands. He’s so good with his fans! Then we went side stage and watched T. Mills perform before heading back to do more interviews.
Watching Fall Out Boy‘s rainy concert from the crowd was probably one of the coolest concert experiences I’ve had. The stage wasn’t covered so the band was soaked too, and the stage lights’ strobe lighting through the rain made every single rain drop visible in flashes—it was such a cool moment! If my camera was waterproof I totally would have captured it!! Music plus lights plus rain equals wow.
I met Lights!!! I have 2 musical inspirations, and I met one of them at Skate & Surf. Lights!! Well her real name is Valerie but she changed it to Lights when she was little and made it her artist name :p. She’s from Canada. And she is awesome. Her music makes me so happy. And I told her that when I met her backstage after her rainy amazing concert at Skate & Surf & Travis video taped the moment! Kind of… lol, watch the video to see what I mean. All in all it was a perfect festival day…