The 20 Most Life-Affirming Things That Happened At Hangout Fest

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Come to Hangout Fest for the three-day lineup of live music on the beach, stay for the fried shrimp, friendly faces, perfect weather, the sunsets that’d make a long-dead impressionist painter weep, and, oh, I don’t know, a two-and-a-half-hour set by headerliner Stevie Wonder (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!), epic waterside performances by Kings Of Leon Tom Petty, Macklemore, Ellie Goulding, Kendrick Lamar, and the other positively life-affirming things that happened in Alabama paradise, such as…

+ TWENTY ONE PILOTS DOING THIS:

+ CHRISSY TEIGEN AND DILLON FRANCIS DOING THIS:

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AND THIS:

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+ WOLFGANG GARTNER’S CAT TATTOO:


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+ THESE TWO CUTE GIRLS IN CAT SHIRTS!

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+ THIS GUY:

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+ THIS GUY:

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+ AND THESE GUYS:

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+ VINNY PHOTOBOMBING EVERYONE ON THE BEACH!

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+ SWAY AND STEVE AOKI DOING THIS: EDM headliner and MTV host, or ’80s buddy cop movie? Who cares? It’s all good!

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+ ELLIE GOULDING BEING A STARRY EYED GODDESS:

… AND ELLIE GOULDING NEEDING YOUR LOVE

+ TOM PETTY LEADING 40,000 PEOPLE IN “FREE FALLIN'”: Bruuuuuuuuce! Er… TOM PETTTTTYYYYYY!

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+ KENDRICK LAMAR LEADING 10,000 SUNBURNT PEOPLE IN CHANTING “P*SSY & PATRON”!

+ RAP GAME ED SHEERAN!

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+ MACKLEMORE RIDING A WHALE:

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… AND PREACHING CIVIL RIGHTS BEFORE “SAME LOVE”:

+ THE F*CKING ROOTS COVERING “JUNGLE BOOGIE”:

+ VH1’S JIM SHEARER HANDLING BASSNECTAR BALLS!

+ CHRISSY TEIGEN AND KATHERINE WEBB SHOVING SO MUCH SHRIMP INTO THEIR PRETTY LITTLE MOUTHS:

+ THIS AWESOME GUY IN A NINTENDO POWER GLOVE!

 

CHECK OUT MORE OF OUR FAVORITE HANGOUT FEST 2013 MOMENTS AFTER THE JUMP!

+ BLOC PARTY PERFORMING “BANQUET,” BECAUSE HELLLLLLOOOOO THAT SONG STILL KILLS!!!!

… AND, IF YOU’RE STILL NOT TOTALLY CONVINCED, STEVE AOKI MAKING IT RAIN CAKE AND CHAMPAGNE