The clear winner for all 3 days at Forecastle was Sunday, Day Three. And the clear winner for Day 3 was Unknown Mortal Orchestra, who played at 6pm on the Ocean stage,under the overpass; and should probably be renamed Albatross Stage. The steel and concrete overpass creates an echo chamber that amplifies the high end that just destroys sound quality. On top of all that, the ocean stage seemed to fraught with issues including mics cutting out and an understocked backline. Despite all of this (and the band having to stop periodically for the sound engineers to fix issues) Unknown Mortal Orchestra played an energetic set that included frontman Ruban Neilson climbing on top of the crowd, singing into a mic with a seemingly unending cable, covering crowd favorites such as 2013's So Good At Being Trouble and the title track from the brand new Multi-Love.
|Unknown Mortal Orchestra's Ruban Neilson singing while being held up by the crowd.|
|Ruban Nielson of Unknown Mortal Orchestra Photo: Marife Bautista|
|Unknown Mortal Orchestra Photo: Marife Bautista|
The Port Stage also hosted a wide range of acts; both these stages seemed to have music preferable to the Main stages, with some exceptions including Femi Kuti and the Positive Force and Blackberry Smoke.
|Femi Kuti and the Positive Force. Photo: Marife Bautista|
|Blackberry Smoke Photo: Marife Bautista|
|Joan Shelley on WFPK Port Stage|