Water, water everywhere, Nor any drop to swim in: This was the cruel irony of now-defunct FPSF, the Houston music festival held each year adjacent to the murky, uninviting waters of Buffalo Bayou. Five-year-old Float Fest, held each summer near San Marcos, improves upon the idea of spending a weekend outdoors in the heat of summer by incorporating the time-honored Texas tradition of floating a river while drinking too much cheap beer.
Much cooler, yes, but should you make the three-hour trek from Houston to join in on the fun?
Well, for starters, you'll share the fest with friendly Houston faces like The Suffers, Vodi, and Bun B. Kam Franklin is sure to be on fire come July, when the group's new album, Everything Here, will finally be released. Electronic acts like Bassnectar and Bronze Whale are sure to please the wub wub crowd. Lil Wayne and Snoop Dogg hold down the goofy rapper demo. For the lonely hearts out there, know you'll be surrounded by up to 20,000 other likeminded, likely half-naked music lovers (at least after an April settlement granted the festival the proper permits).
The deciding factor, really, is whether you can handle Modest Mouse's awkward pun sure to introduce "Float On."
For more info and ticket packages starting at $89 per day, visit floatfest.net.
Float Fest 2018 | San Marcos, TX | July 21–22
Saturday, July 21
Run The Jewels
The Wild Now
Sunday, July 22
A Giant Dog