Indie Rock Enchantment at Just Like Heaven Festival with Phoenix and Ezra Koenig

Published May 19, 2024

The Just Like Heaven festival in Pasadena was a nostalgic celebration of indie rock with a lineup that brought the audience back to the peak of the genre. The event, taking place at Brookside at the Rose Bowl, featured beloved bands and artists from the late '90s and early '00s, providing attendees with a day full of hit songs and cherished memories.

A Heartfelt Performance by The Postal Service

Ben Gibbard of The Postal Service captivated the crowd with an emotional performance, expressing gratitude for the unexpected success of their 2003 album 'Give Up.' Fans were treated to the full album, reconnecting with classics like 'Brand New Colony' and showing that the music still resonates strongly two decades after its release.

Impressive Lineup with Special Surprises

The festival boasted an impressive array of indie favorites. Phoenix energized the crowd with their infectious dance anthems, and Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend made a surprise appearance, creating a standout moment. Tegan and Sara, The War on Drugs, and other acts such as Metric, Death Cab for Cutie, and various powerful female performances from artists like Beth Ditto and Emily Haines made the day an unforgettable celebration of indie rock heritage.

Indie Rock for All Ages

Unlike its predecessors, Just Like Heaven drew in a younger demographic, including numerous babies and children, as festival-goers from a generation that grew up with these bands now shared the experience with their own families. The event highlighted a lively and family-friendly atmosphere, contrasting with more mature audiences at other festivals.

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