This past Saturday, April 25, Edgefest 2015 kicked off without a hitch. Beginning at noon, and ending at 11 p.m., the all day festival rocked in Frisco. Toyota Stadium was packed with fans looking to get some live concert time in before the rain on Sunday. Complete with two stages on opposite ends of the stadium, fans of rock ran back and forth to catch performing artists as they came on stage.
Powerful performances were given by most of the set list. Opening up the festival was Hour Band. During the festival as the bands were jamming, fans were caught crowd surfing, jumping, dancing, and all in all having a blast. Vendors were set up soliciting shirts, peanuts, and even a picture with a sexy LaBare dancer. Of course there was alcohol readily available everywhere for people to partake in the festivities with.
As far as the performances, most notably there were a few performers that stood out from the rest. AWOLNATION gave a spectacular performance. Their music was on queue, and fans ate up their impressive light show. Lighters whizzed out on command, and in the darkness of night, fans sang along to their favorite songs. Smoke and lights dazzled the stadium, as the music filled the ears of concert attendees, who were visibly star struck by the performance.
Another powerful performance was by New Politics. Surprisingly enough, the lead singer jumped the pit full of photographers, and jammed with fans at the gate. Grasping hands, bouncing, dancing, and crowd surfing, he gave the fans so much love. Another favorite performance was by Yelawolf. At one point before his performance, one fan was caught giving him a t-shirt from his high school. The fan came all the way just to see his favorite performer from his homestate, and give him the shirt in support of him and his music. Girl Talk was also spectacular for those who waited after The Offspring. They ended the festival with confetti and a jamming good session.
When all was said and done, there were really no bad performances. For a 25th anniversary festival, this one was the best one in the history of Edgefest so far. The talent was nothing less than stellar, and if you didn't get a chance to go, then check out the pictures to see some of the things you might have missed out on.
Party animals were out in full force for this festival. The most awesome security crew was on deck and ready to handle them this past Saturday, too at Toyota Stadium. Courteously, they refilled water bottles with their private water stash to help keep folks hydrated, rescued the sun-sick and overly intoxicated, and caught the naughty crowd surfers. Standing at the ready, these guys took Frisbee shots in the face, got bottles tossed at them, had water sprayed at them, were vomited on, sweaty and tireless. As heroes at the event, they should be appreciated beyond belief, especially since they still kept a good humor and smiled. Edgefest was more awesome because of the great help by security and the medical staff they had on hand.