Look Through the Lens: Ditch the Fest Fest Photo Recap
By Tess Cagle
Locals gathered at the Empire Control Room for Ditch the Fest Fest on the weekends of Oct. 4 and Oct. 11. Creative collective Raw Paw organized the event, bringing together musicians from around Austin to put on a two weekend show of non-stop loud music. The venue contained a plethora of glitter and confetti on the ground, colorful mesh material streaming from the ceiling and killer visuals projected onto all of the walls. Free popsicles were provided by Juiceland, and there was also live T-shirt printing. Raw Paw provided their signature free face painting and “swag bags” filled with free stickers and other memorabilia. As another Austin City Limits came to a close, Raw Paw and other Austinites celebrated a strong year for local, hard working musicians.
Benton Allen, vocalist for Patch, lets out an intense note while performing.
A guest rap artist takes the stage.
The Human Circuit vocalist, Merri Palmer, looks dreamily out into the crowd in between songs.
Mat Oldiges, of the Human Circuit, talks to the crowd during their set.
The crowd begins to gather early Saturday afternoon of the first weekend for Ditch the Fest Fest.
Decked out in a memorable outfit, Big Bill sings while dancing throughout the crowd.
The accordion made an appearance at Ditch the Fest during Patch’s set. It was played by Taylor Tazewell.
The guitarist from Tallows, a band from Oklahoma City, flashes a smile.
Mellophant takes the main stage.
Free popsicles provided by Juiceland.
The lead singer of Slomo Drags gives the crowd two thumbs up.