3 o’clock on the train and I could hardly contain my excitement. A perfect day, 70’s in Chicago without humidity was a rare blessing. What was unfortunate was not finding our Uber and getting stuck with the Windy City’s most expensive cab, but that’s a whole other story. Oakwood beach was not a disappointment, tattooed with art, huts for palm readings, yoga classes, and silent disco, this was quite possibly my dream. Phone in hand, I was ready to document the cuss out of this festival. It was the start to my summer, and frankly I was just excited to see STRFKR. On the beach stage, sand of course got everywhere in my worn out converse so I did what any typical teenage girl would do and kicked them off. They opened with songs from their new album like “Never Ever” getting people on their feet and moving. Then leading into into more hits like “Open Your Eyes” and “Tape Machine” which with two other popular ones from their 2016 album Being No One. Of course it wouldn’t be a STRFKR event without some of their classics like “While I’m Alive” which I fortunately knew all the words to. The crowd fell in love with the stage presence and STRFKR gave Chicago one of the most entertaining shows i’ve been to in a while.
STRFKR Performance 9/10