Words and gifs by Alex Westfall
I traveled to Austin, Texas at the end of April for Levitation (formerly known as Austin Psych Fest). When my plane landed, my friends and I found out that the ENTIRE event was canceled due to weather at the festival site. Luckily, some of the artists were already in town, and we were able to see some of them play make-up shows in intimate venues around the city. Highlights from the weekend included a semi-surprise DJ set by the boys of Animal Collective at a tiny nightclub, seeing Twin Peaks from atop a stranger’s truck, and watching my best friend surf the crowd for the first time at a King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard show. This version of Levitation was awesome — we got to see some of our absolute fave bands AND explore such a rad city.