Lauren Mayberry of Chvrches by Randy Cremean

photos by Randy Cremean and Amy Price

We mostly haunted the Orange and Blue Stages on the first day of Fun Fun Fun Fest 2015. The shiny electro-pop of Chvrches was a perfect counterpart to a chilly night, while the crowd at Schoolboy Q kept warm in a cocoon of aromatic fog of their own making. Peaches did her best to keep Austin really weird. Benjamin Booker rocked the Yellow Stage while Cheap Trick, in their fifth decade of performing, showed the kids what to do when the lights start shining. Rae Sremmurd, with their diverse crowd, truly have no type. Joined by Travis Barker on drums, Antemasque's propulsive post-hardcore sound had fists pumping in the air.