Exposures - Wayhome Music and Arts 2015

EXPOSURES: Photos from WayHome Festival’s surprises, tents and flip cup tournaments

We showed up to WayHome Festival with a tent, a few bags of Doritos, and a camera. Before passing out from the heat, we shot a few photos.

- Jul 27, 2015
EXPOSURES captures the moods and experiences of fans and artists, both onstage and off. In one of the Summer's final festivals, Ryan Parker travelled to the first edition of WayHome Festival with a tent, a few bags of Doritos, and a camera. He lost a few pounds in sweat, gained it back with the delicious food trucks, and had minor heat stroke. When he wasn't passed out under a tree, this is what he saw.

The inaugural WayHome festival has come and gone. Luckily for us all wanting to relive the magic, photographs are forever and I took some of those on my handy 35mm film camera that's been passed down through my family. My festival fashion included an obnoxious hat from Australia customized with a homemade flower crown that most certainly got in the way of anyone else in the photo pit.

The organizers deserve a round of applause for smooth sailing throughout the entire weekend, and the sun deserves no respect for being so hot. We saw exceptional performances from Kendrick Lamar, Neil Young + The Promise of the Real, Odesza, Run The Jewels, Future Islands, Courtney Barnett, Fucked Up, Weaves, and many more. There were a ton of flags, art, food trucks, and happy campers. Here's a photo essay of what we experienced.

Bear Mountain Crowd - Exposures - WayHome Festival 2015

Pool noodles are an essential item for pretending you're in a pool and not melting.

Courtney Barnett - Exposures - WayHome Festival 2015

The always fantastic and always Australian Courtney Barnett.

Crowd at WayBright Stage during Alt-J - Exposures - WayHome Festival 2015

Sunset at the WayBright stage makes a camera happy.

Neil Young - Exposures - WayHome Festival 2015

Before Neil Young's 3+ hour performance, two women dressed in farmer outfits sprinkled seeds all over the stage.

Grounds - Exposures - WayHome Festival 2015

The festival grounds had art installations and other fun things at every turn.

Water gun - Exposures - WayHome Festival 2015

Things to pack for next year: water guns.

Fucked Up - Exposures - WayHome Festival 2015

Fucked Up, with the biggest mosh pit in ratio to size of crowd, obviously.

WayAway Stage - Exposures - WayHome Festival 2015

The WayAway stage was tucked neatly in a forested area and had light projections on the surrounding trees.

WayBold tent - Exposures - WayHome Festival 2015

I'd give it a 6.8.

Girl Talk - Exposures - WayHome Festival 2015

Girl Talk. Not pictured: Girl Talk.

Drinking games - Exposures - WayHome Festival 2015

Some slap cup to wake you up in the morning.

Alvvays - Exposures - WayHome Festival 2015

Alvvays' beach-pop is paired well with the sun and friends.

Danny Brown - Exposures - WayHome Festival 2015

Danny Brown's DJ played for 15 minutes before he came on stage and people were already turnt to 10.

Modest Mouse - Exposures - WayHome Festival 2015

Before Modest Mouse's set, Kevin Drew announced that Broken Social Scene would be replacing Passion Pit. We weren't allowed to take photos, so here's Modest Mouse.

Kendrick Lamar - Exposures - WayHome Festival 2015

Kendrick Lamar's set was loaded with hits and he commanded the stage, pulling the biggest crowd of the weekend.

Yoga - Exposures - WayHome Festival 2015

Some casual aerial yoga in the morning. I can't even touch my toes.

Ball pit - Exposures - WayHome Festival 2015

Things that should be at every festival: a ball pit...

Bubbles - Exposures - WayHome Festival 2015

...And a bubble machine that's operating non-stop.

Trampoline - Exposures - WayHome Festival 2015

That's not a trampoline, I managed to catch this man falling from the sky into the festival grounds. Take that fence jumpers.

St. Vincent - Exposures - WayHome Festival 2015

Effortless and loud, St. Vincent.

Tent City - Exposures - WayHome Festival 2015

Tent city.

Mirrors - Exposures - WayHome Festival 2015

Bruno Billio's mirror installation.

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