The setting was prime; think sprawling, grassy lawns, sandy dance floors, and rotating disco balls. While it was jammed, it never felt claustrophobic, and with Don Julio cocktails and hyper-curated delicacies from the guys at Mile End, Wisefish Poke, and Pizza Moto, few needs were unmet.
The theme of the day was a collaborative effort between MATTE and this year’s resident artist, John Elisle. For months, Brooklyn-based Elisle built out artwork that played to the festival’s sunny aesthetic using shifting shapes and organic lettering instead of the more tradition bold and block fonts of competing events. Unique in all manner, the festival reminded me of what festivals are supposed to be. If you didn't make it out this year, we highly recommend scoring a ticket for next round.