When Norman Music Festival performers thanked patrons for attending Saturday, they meant it.
Ceaseless rain and looming storms lingered above hundreds of soaked patrons instead of the many thousands of people who usually crowd the streets of downtown Norman during the festival’s big finish. Conditions weren’t ideal and the bad luck plagued several sets from going as planned. But those same difficulties made the devotion of fans, bands and organizers all the more impressive during NMF’s 10th rendition.
With the sheer volume of events happening last weekend (OKC’s Festival of the Arts and Memorial Marathon as co-headliners) it was a literal marathon weekend between Friday and Sunday, with a massive storm sandwiched in between. Straight-line winds, tornadoes, snow and floods delivered a state of emergency for all 77 Oklahoma counties last weekend. You know, your run of the mill, borderline apocalyptic weather.
Read the rest of my festival recap here.
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