A Look Back at Doe Bay Fest 2012 By Somebody Who Didn't Go to Doe Bay Fest 2012

I didn't go to Doe Bay Fest this year. I'M SORRY. I had stuff to do. But if there's one thing I've learned during my career as a semi-pro concert reviewer, it's that "not going" to something should in no way stop you from pretending to be an expert on it. Enter: my good friend Lisa. Lisa WENT to Doe Bay Fest, and took pictures to prove it. What follows are the pictures she took at the real festival, coupled with the captions I made up on my real couch. Enjoy!

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All photos courtesy of Lisa Podmajerski
Festival bracelets this year were 100% biodegradable; hand-woven entirely from the beard hair vacuumed from the yurts after DBF 2011.

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The Head and the Heart's Josiah Johnson kicks back in the luxurious V.I.P. section. Backstage perks this year included complimentary trucker hat-weaving workshops, and free "chill."

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An awkward moment came when Motopony's evening yoga session was cut short by a gang of bandits armed with instruments and amplifiers who forced the band to play Willie Nelson covers in exchange for their freedom.

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"Okay, seriously, fuck Willie Nelson right now."

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Lemolo vocalist Meagan Grandall shrieks in pain after suffering a vicious gray squirrel bite to the ankle.

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Jessica Dobson of Deep Sea Diver: "Did the guy on the bike stop pedaling? The power to my amp just cut out."

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"Totally my bad." -Guy on bike

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Wavves playing the "Wake Stage."

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Deep Sea Diver playing the "Underwater Stage."

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Editorial note: As a lifelong tinker, I'm seriously offended that I can't bunk up with my five favorite friends--a tinker tradition--and play "Who's Boot's On My Foot?" And what do they have against hot dogs?

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"I was told this festival was in the 'Bay Area.'"

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These two gentlemen were seen adding "Doe Bay Fest" to their Linkedin profiles upon completion of their "set."

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A crowd waits anxiously for festival organizers to restock the banjo and hammock kiosk.

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By the time the Others infiltrated the festival, they were too drunk to reclaim their island.

Thanks ladies!
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