We’ll have more photos and detailed coverage in a few days, but here’s a quick recap of some personal highlights from day 1 of Shaky Knees Festival, which began yesterday in and around Atlanta’s Central Park on the southern edge of midtown.
The venue is lovely, if a bit sprawling. Crowds seemed really strong on the opening day, especially by the time The Strokes closed out the night on the main stage with a tremendous set that had much of the crowd ecstatic.
I kept in motion much of the day — so many bands that I wanted to catch that it seemed best to divide my time between stages where possible. But I still caught a lot of Pixies, who are still as sharp and seamless as you would expect:
And here are some more photos — I’ll have more to say later when I have a chance to digest the weekend. Lots more pics on the way too.
The day got rolling with a lovely if short set by the Songs For Kids Foundation:
All in all, despite some afternoon heat and long food truck lines by the end of the night, it was an awesome first day.