Photos & Review – The Avett Brothers @ 80/35 – Des Moines, IA 7-6-12

Mike Jul 30th, 2012 | By
Category: 80/35, Des Moines, Festivals and Events, IA, Photos

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The Avett Brothers @ 80/35 in Des Moines

80/35 had their big 5 year birthday bash on July 6th and 7th in downtown Des Moines! This year’s crowd looked huge, maybe bigger than last year’s. It was crazy hot, but that didn’t stop people from coming out to see some amazing bands such as Pieta Brown, Bright Giant, Dinosaur Jr., F****d Up, Dumptruck Butterlips, Alex Brown, John Solarz, and my favorite of the night, The Avett Brothers.

Any band that has a stand up bass in their arsenal is all right in my book. When they hit the stage, the majority of the crowd (several thousands) descended on the mainstage to make sure to not miss them.

This was my first time seeing them. I had heard good things, and they did not disappoint. The brothers, Seth and Scott, worked the crowd very well. They rolled through a pile of hits such as “I and Love and You,” “Pretty Girl from Annapolis,” “The Perfect Space,” and more.

Unfortunately, due to a family emergency, I was only able to attend the first day, but what a day it was.

80/35’s 5-Year Birthday Bash was a complete success! This festival gets bigger each year and has become nothing short of a Des Moines “must-do” every summer.

Jill Haverkamp and Amedeo Rossi work very hard to put this festival together. Congratulations 80/35!  I can’t wait till next year!

For more on 80/35, check out the site HERE!

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