Best Of 2014

Best 'Yes! We Got A Second Date!': The return Of Pre-Fest

Best 'Yes! We Got A Second Date!'

Livers cringed when Fest (Gainesville’s long-running autumnal punk rock bacchanal) decided to pregame with shenanigans in Ybor City, and while organizers weren’t exactly sure how fans would take to the idea of a couple extra days of partying at a site a couple hundred miles away, the gamble paid off. Revelers got 48 extra hours to hang with friends at official venues (plus not-so-official house shows), and folks who might not have been able to take the time off work got some mid-week action to satiate the itch. An encore performance is slated for October 29-30, and the beer-soaked streets of Ybor couldn’t be more excited. thefestfl.com/prefest