Zoe Kravitz, Pusha T, & More From Full Moon Fest
Outdoor music. Nonstop dancing. The smell of water hitting an island shore. Drinks with friends. Spectacular views of Manhattan serving as a distant backdrop. As the song goes, these are a few of our favorite things. They also happen to be what makes Full Moon Fest one of the most sincerely fun festivals in the country. Celebrating its sixth year at Governor’s Island, the two-day, beachside event pulled out all the stops, with amazing food stations curated by Vice’s Munchies, and cocktail drinks served in buckets, courtesy of Stoli, who also gave out hand fans with drink recipes printed on the slats and red bandanas, turning the otherwise eclectic crowd into a uniformly accessorized one.
Jil, dressed in sheer white jumpsuits reminiscent of that scene between Patrick Bateman and Paul Allen, kicked off Saturday, which was essentially a 32-hour rager that ended in a dance-heavy after-party on a neon-lit booze cruise. Sets by Dave Harrington, Moodymann, Black Coffee, SBTRKT, Baile, Marcus Marr, and Julio Bashmore kept the crowds on their feet, dancing everywhere from the front of the stage to a sandy pit, or alongside the East River shores, while performances by Escort, Allah-Las, Kali Uchis x Phony Ppl, LOLAWOLF, Pusha T, and Santigold made everyone go crazy. As part of our weekend takeaway, we’ve added the jumpsuits worn by Santigold’s dancers—which were coated in prints of the singer’s face—as well as Zoe Kravitz’s Adam Selman, cat eye sunnies to our Must Buy Now list.
With a crowd comprised of NYC downtown dwellers, Brooklynites, and club kids (including Nicky Ottav, Cipriana Quann, and Baja East’s John Targon), the weekend was a straight-up celebration lit by August’s blue moon. There were no bad vibes, except for when the rain decided to rear its ugly head. But as one does when drunk on an island, you make the best of any situation. Covered in the traditional confetti that Full Moon blasts nearing the festival’s end, we eventually made our way out of the island and back home, with tired feet and a head full of memories (some foggier than others) that we’ll be thinking about (or trying to forget) for a long time. Summer weekends rarely get better than this.
All photos taken exclusively for Milk by Sincere Dennis.
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