BFD was pirate themed this year, and the loot? A golden lineup.

On Saturday the Shoreline Amphitheater was taken over by Live 105’s BFD, a one-day music festival featuring legacies like Jane’s Addiction, and up-and-comers like Of Monsters & Men.

I was confined to the side-stages of the festival by limited all-access media passes, but that provided plenty of fun and must-see sets.

Early in the day a pair of side-by-side stages held Imagine Dragons, locals Geographer, and slowly built up to a borderless, sun-soaked sea of people for Neon Trees and Pennywise.

The Subsonic tent was the place to be if you wanted to move hips instead of fists. Many Bay Area residents like The Limousines, K. Flay and Wallpaper hit that stage through out the day, and it was closed-out with a much-anticipated and energy-bursting set from Knife Party.

In short, the 18th annual BFD was a Live 105 playlist brought to life. It was a healthy blend of local gems, international rising stars and the always-wanted-to-see-thems. Just as a full day music showcase should be.

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