Between the language barrier and the time difference, going to a music festival in another country can be tricky. But it’s not impossible. Most of life’s problems can be solved by a Diet Coke, smiling, and saying “pardon” repeatedly. Last week was Poland’s Open’er Festival. Now in its twelfth year, the event attracts an impressive array of talent, both from within the country and abroad. With bands like Phoenix, Jack White, Lykke Li, Eric Shoves Them In His Pockets, Misia Ff, and We Draw A on the bill, it was well worth the nearly 24 hours travel time.
Rather than drag you through the dirt and spilt beer (sorry ‘bout that) of the festival in long form, here are a few of my favorite moments of the event—presented in award form. (via Open’er Festival 2014: Awards Edition | Under the Radar - Music Magazine)