When We Were Young Festival, 4/8/17 – 4/9/17

This past weekend, Saturday, 4/8/17, and Sunday, 4/9/17, I had the luck of attending the new festival, When We Were Young. I was beyond excited for the weekend to start, for around 20 bands I loved were playing, new bands I wanted to check out had sets, and finally I’d get to see the legendary Descendents and iconic Morrissey.

When We Were Young program

The festival was a great one. The crew adorably used a composition notebook theme for the weekend’s program, containing not only band set times, but also a list of all the vegan food vendors present. Upon perusing the program, I was extremely excited to discover that no set times overlapped. I was able to check out every band I wanted to see for a period of time.

On Saturday, I was able to catch sets from: Balance and Composure, The Get Up Kids, Joyce Manor, Streetlight Manifesto, Alkaline Trio, Cage The Elephant, and Morrissey.

On Sunday, I made sure to check out: Tijuana Panthers, Saves The Day, Silversun Pickups, Together Pangea, The Frights, FIDLAR, Taking Back Sunday, and Descendents.

I really hope this festival continues year over year. It was a great atmosphere to be a part of and a great opportunity to see a variety of bands and really feel a sense of community.

Alkaline Trio, When We Were Young, 4/8/17


AFI, When We Were Young, 4/8/17


Morrissey, When We Were Young, 4/8/17


Taking Back Sunday, When We Were Young, 4/9/17


Descendents, When We Were Young, 4/9/17