The Best and Worst of LouFest 2012, According to the Fans

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KHOLOOD EID
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LouFest 2012 has come and gone, and we have spilled one or two thousand words in the service of telling you our thoughts. But we are but one editorial entity, and there are no shortage of opinions out there. So we collected a few from the locals and visitors alike spending their weekends in Forest Park. Below: The best and worst sets and some descriptions of LouFest 2012 from twelve fans.

Interviews conducted by Brian Heffernan and Kiernan Maletsky

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BRIAN HEFFERNAN
  • Brian Heffernan

Molly Moore Days at the LouFest: Saturday and Sunday Hometown: "I'm from the Lou and I'm proud." Best Set: Girl Talk Worst Set: "All of the other ones." LouFest 2012 in ten words or less: "Really Awesometastic."

KHOLOOD EID
  • Kholood Eid

Jenny Johnson Days at the LouFest: Sunday Hometown: Franklin County Best Set: Cults Worst Set: N/A LouFest 2012 in ten words or less: "A lovely mix of some of the best current music."

BRIAN HEFFERNAN
  • Brian Heffernan

James Oerding Days at LouFest: Sunday Hometown: St. Louis Best Set: "Cults or Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin" Worst Set: Wild Nothing -- "That was just a little too '80s." LouFest 2012 in ten words or less: "Getting younger but still pretty damn good."

KHOLOOD EID
  • Kholood Eid

Ali Briley, Jordan Holman and Rachel Briley Days at LouFest: Saturday and Sunday Hometown: Columbia Best Set: Clockwork on the Area K Stage (Ali) Girl Talk (Rachel) Phantogram (Jordan) Worst Set: None (Ali) Sleepy Kitty (Rachel) "None so far" (Jordan) LouFest 2012 in ten words or less: "Rockin' good time." (Ali) "It wasn't as crazy as I thought. It wasn't like a Lou-Festival -- more like a Lou-Chillable." (Rachel) "Quaint but really fun festival." (Jordan)

Brian Heffernan
  • Brian Heffernan

Bre Spehn Days at LouFest: Sunday Hometown: St. Charles Best Set: Cults Worst Set: Dawes LouFest 2012 in ten words or less: "Flaming Lips, Flaming Lips, Flaming Lips, Flaming Lips, Flaming Lips."

KHOLOOD EID
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Michael Edwards [Not his real name] and Jerry Sparkman Days at the LouFest: Saturday and Sunday Hometown: Oklahoma City (Michael) St. Paul, Minnesota (Jerry) Best Set: Phantogram and Girl Talk (Jerry) "I would agree with that. Phantogram killed it. (Michael) Worst Set: "Thumbs up all around." (Michael) LouFest 2012 in ten words or less: "Deserves a return trip." (Michael) "Worth the bus ride from Minnesota." (Jerry)

BRIAN HEFFERNAN
  • Brian Heffernan

Don Etzkorn Days at LouFest: Saturday and Sunday Hometown: St. Louis Best Set: Phantogram Worst Set: "It's probably going to be Dr. Dog" [reporter] "They haven't even played yet" "I know. I just know I won't like it." LouFest 2012 in ten words or less: "Great for St. Louis, and the weather made it better." (said before the show-halting thunderstorm)

BRIAN HEFFERNAN
  • Brian Heffernan

Kalin Haydon Days at LouFest: Saturday and Sunday. Third year. Hometown: Edwardsville Best Set: Phantogram Worst Set: "I don't have a least favorite. I respect them all." LouFest 2012 in ten words or less: "Wet, fun cool, inspiring, wonderful."

BRIAN HEFFERNAN
  • Brian Heffernan

Luke Herren Days at LouFest: Saturday and Sunday Hometown: Columbus, Ohio Best Set: King Tuff Worst Set: "Dinosaur Jr. or Cotton Mather" LouFest 2012 in ten words or less: "Chill vibe, friendly people, good set up"

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