despite dealing with the worst jet-lag I have ever experienced (returning from Indonesia), I went for the second half the day on Sunday and was glad I did. Got there right for the start of The Head and The Heart and couldn't get into it. I did find Beach House rather enjoyable, but after 4 songs, things just started to blend together. It wasn't that I didn't like it, but the combined drone of the sound and my jet-lag, made me feel like I was going to fall asleep so I headed to the Silent Disco to get my dance on. Wound up being a good lead into Friendly Fires, though some folks were getting a little obnoxious for my liking with their flailing arms and elbows dance moves. Never seen so many moustaches and beards moving like that. The day really came alive for me when Explosions in the Sky took the stage. They held true to their legacy of loudness, while still being clear. I feel like TIMF was a perfect venue for them. My last experience was at GAMH and honestly, while I appreciate a band that likes to turn it up, sometimes you just have to recognize the sound limitations of venue... that show sucked and the jangly vibrations of that venue at that level of volume just didn't work. Anyways... EITS put on a very solid show at TIMF and reminded me why I enjoy their live performances so much. The Hold Steady were just sort of filler. While I like everything about the band and what they bring forward with their sound and lyrics, the punkness wasn't what I wanted to hear that day. Finally... DCFC. I think this was the 9th or 10th show I've seen of theirs, dating back to 2001 when I saw them for $5 at Chain Reaction in Orange County. Let the haters hate, but I'll always dig this band, even when I want to punch Ben Gibbard in the face. As mentioned in a few posts above, they certainly demonstrated why they were deserving of a headlining slot and I thought their set-list, a well-balanced one of old and new, was perfect. Shit, they even came on 15min early and brought it from the get-go. For me, they played the best set of my day.