LouFest Musicians Tweet Love for St. Louis

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Kim Schifino of Matt and Kim. See more photos here. - BRYAN SUTTER

Another LouFest has come and gone, and many are saying that this year's event was one of the best yet. With Outkast leading a two-day lineup of Grouplove, Matt and Kim, Cake, Trombone Shorty, Portugal. the Man and other stellar acts, concertgoers certainly got their money's worth.

But it's not just the fans who enjoy festivals like LouFest. Just hours -- sometimes even minutes! -- after their sets, many of the fest's acts took to social media to share their appreciation for the way St. Louis rocked the hell out.

See our complete LouFest coverage here.

OUTKAST

Outkast's Big Boi was the prolific tweeter of the duo, sharing his St. Louis arrival and posting a number of Michael Brown and Ferguson items to his timeline before showtime. And like many musicians who have performed in the Gateway City in recent weeks, he and members of the Kast's backing band even did the now-familiar "Hands up, don't shoot" gesture onstage:

See also: Outkast, Grouplove, Matt & Kim and more at LouFest 2014 (Slideshow)

MATT AND KIM

Talkative on pretty much every social-network ever, Matt and Kim quickly figured out after their rollicking set that they were the king and queen of Twitter.

And this happened, which they retweeted:

GROUPLOVE

Grouplove got into some playful banter with Matt and Kim, demonstrating their own Twitter prowess:

They also ate Outkast's food:

EMPIRES

You're the shit, LouFest. Do you hear that? The shit:

See also: LouFest ReviewFest: Empires, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Cherub

TROMBONE SHORTY

Every musician knows that finding the best food is important when visiting any city. Luckily, Trombone Shorty ran into the SugarFire guys, who surely told him about St. Louis' notable barbecue scene:

On page two, see who loves Trombone Shorty and Budweiser.

VINTAGE TROUBLE

Speaking of Trombone Shorty, he's got fans in the guys from Vintage Trouble:

See also: Cake, Arctic Monkeys and More at LouFest 2014 (Slideshow)

PORTUGAL. THE MAN

Who knew that doughnuts could be so magical? Well, Portugal. the Man does now:

Note to LouFest organizers: Portugal. the Man wants to "tear this shit up." In the good way, presumably:

SAN FERMIN

Saturday was a hot one, especially after that bit of rain in the morning. San Fermin trumpet player John Brandon soldiered on, though:

See also: LouFest ReviewFest: Big Brother Thunder and the Master Blasters, San Fermin, RAC

YO LA TENGO

YOLO, Yo La Tengo. That is all:

COLIN LAKE

We're a little sad that Colin Lake didn't try some of St. Louis' craft beers, but it's hard to argue with his logic:

AJR

And AJR pretty much sums it up:

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