happy Fourth!

We're spending our Fourth of July weekend in downtown Des Moines at the third annual 80/35 festival. Forty bands, two days, lots of sunshine.
We took the kiddo again this year (she's been to 80/35 all three years of her life!) and this time, we found a shade tree to spread our blanket under and played in the wading pool area.
It was the perfect way for all of us to stay cool while watching the opening acts.
There were lots of hula hoops. Painted people. Belly dancers.
And gyros.We saw Yo La Tengo.Slightly Stoopid.
And Spoon!
We're home, we're exhausted ... and excited to see even more bands tomorrow. (You can see tons of amazing photos of 80/35 here.) Hope you're having a fantastic weekend, too!


  1. Oh MAN! I love Holly, and Spoon and Yo La Tengo too. Looked like a blast!

  2. looks like a great day, happy 4th of july xx

  3. Looked like a great time! I especially love your pink Star Wars shirt!

  4. Who knew Des Moines was so radical?!?!
    Look like such a fun time-love the hoola hoopers and painted babes!


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