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  • Writer's pictureSierra Potts

A Little Rain? So What?!: The Encore Recaps a Weekend of Music in Fort Worth

Its been a week since the SoWhat?! Music Festival 2024 at Panther Island Pavilion in Fort Worth, Texas, proved to be an unforgettable experience over its two eventful days! Day 1 kicked off under the blazing Texas sun, featuring a lineup that spanned diverse musical genres and captivated fans from near and far. Headliners like Underoath, Boys Like Girls, Mayday Parade, and The Devil Wears Prada delivered electrifying performances that left the crowd buzzing with excitement. Each band brought their unique energy, from Underoath's intense stage presence to Boys Like Girls' nostalgic sing-alongs and Mayday Parade's heartfelt performances.

Between sets, attendees enjoyed the festival's scenic waterfront setting and a variety of food and beverage options from local vendors. Refillable water stations kept everyone hydrated amidst the heat, and Spike's Cerveza from Panther Island Brewing added to the vibrant atmosphere.


Day 2 brought unexpected challenges with a sudden rainstorm, transforming the festival into a muddy yet resilient celebration. Bands like Not Enough Space, Oceano, and Felicity braved the weather to deliver early sets, while others, like Soasin, adapted to venue changes after a rain delay. Despite the weather, the SoWhat?! crew ensured fan safety and that the festival continued smoothly.

The highlight of Day 2 was Skillet's headlining performance, where they defied the rain with an electrifying set that included fan favorites like "Monster" and "Hero." Lead singer John Cooper's infectious energy and the band's unwavering commitment turned the rain delay into a memorable experience for fans, who eagerly returned to the festival grounds after taking cover.

Overall, the SoWhat?! Music Festival 2024 proved its resilience against the elements and showcased a lineup that thrilled attendees across both days. Despite challenges like Mother Nature's intervention, the festival's spirit and the passion of both artists and fans ensured an unforgettable weekend of music and camaraderie at Panther Island Pavilion.


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