Opening Day of Summer FestSunday, July 29, 2012 By Maria Schaab
June 27 th , 2012, summer fest opened its gates to the public this year. Summer fest is known around the United States as one of the biggest music festivals of the summer! Many bands make their way to the summer fest grounds to perform from the free stages, all the way up to the Marcus Amphitheater. This year, Lupe Fiasco and Rascal Flatts, were two of the top bands to take the stage opening day. When interviewed, Anna Robbins, who attended the Rascal Flatts concert said, “That was the best concert I’ve ever been too at summer fest. They really outdid themselves this year! They have so much to do there while you’re waiting for the concert to start! I’m definitely going back before the festival is over!” Jordan Weber, another Rascal Flatts concertgoer stated, “Seriously, the greatest concert ever. Summer fest started off amazing this year! I literally wait all year for this, and it never disappoints!” However, concerts aren’t the only thing that summer fest offers. Opening day featured many different activities such as the “Target Kids Activity Tent.” This tent features the ability for young children to unleash their “inner rock star.” It also features a robotics section, where children can get their hands on remote controlled robots! All around summer fest, you will find tents with food, activities, games, and more! If you’re sitting around with the family and can’t figure out what to do, try your luck with some fun at summer fest!