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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Crossing Brooklyn Ferry: An Epic Recap

Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Part Deux is over, but we're still reliving the event through your photos, tweets, blog posts, Instagrams, and yes, even Vines. (In fact, we started our very own Vine account just for the occasion.) Whether you were there for all three nights or just one, it was impossible not to get caught up in the infectious energy that comes from discovering a new artist, tasting a mystery brew, rubbing shoulders with a talking head, and dancing with 3,000 other kindred spirits in the Opera House. Here is our collection of unforgettable moments—what were yours?

Questlove and F. Knuckles of the Roots showed off their multitasking skills by tweeting during dueling drum solos. Needless to say, neither missed a beat:

We agree wholeheartedly with Maia: Matt Wolf's film is a work of poetry in and of itself. Watch a clip here.

The lighting for Phosphorescent's show was well, phosphorescent. Song for Zula took us to another plane.

Truth. Bob Boilen of NPR also identified People Get Ready as one of his Top Ten Concerts of 2012. No one else is doing what they're doing.

Solange ordered the entire audience to grind—whether they were there with their lovers or not. Everyone was enthralled by her voice, her dancing, and this outfit. (Photo via Sol-angel on Tumblr.)

Do yourself a favor and start listening to PURE X. Go ahead, try it.

We're convinced Olga Bell (also part of Dirty Projectors) is the next big thing. If you're not, just listen to her cover Buddy Holly on a keytar. Genius.

Doveman rounded up a talented roster of guests for his Burgundy Stain Sessions, including Marc Anthony Thompson, the Poison Tree, Hannah Cohen, Dawn Landes, and more. (Photo via @shearogersnyc)

Here We Go Magic's folk-inflected synth-rock created a psychedelic atmosphere in the Opera House.

Could we think of a better way to end the fest than with TV On The Radio? (Amazing instagram via _restive)

Want more Crossing Brooklyn Ferry?

Check out these festival wrap-ups from New Music Matters, Alt Citizen, Q2, Billboard, Ebony, Stereogum, Our Vinyl, and Spin. And don't forget about our official Spotify playlist (song suggestions welcome).

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