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  • Writer's pictureSierra Potts

Underoath, Mayday Parade, Boys Like Girls and So Much More: A Recap of So What?! Festival Day 1

(article and photos by Sierra Potts, @sierrabravo.jpg)


The first day of the highly anticipated So What?! Music Festival 2024 unfolded at the Panther Island Pavilion in Fort Worth, Texas. Music lovers from near and far gathered under the Texas sun to immerse themselves in a diverse array of musical genres and experiences.

The festival's three stages buzzed with excitement throughout the day, offering non-stop entertainment for attendees. From rock anthems to metal riffs, rap beats to indie melodies, there was something for everyone. Headliners such as Underoath, Boys Like Girls, Mayday Parade and The Devil Wears Prada delivered powerhouse performances that left the crowd exhilarated and wanting more.


Underoath, known for their intense energy and genre-defying sound, commanded the stage with a setlist that spanned their illustrious career, captivating both longtime fans and newcomers alike. Boys Like Girls took the audience on a nostalgic journey with their infectious pop-rock hits, creating a sing-along atmosphere that echoed across the pavilion. Meanwhile, Mayday Parade's emotive lyrics and heartfelt performances resonated deeply, creating poignant moments that reverberated throughout the festival grounds.

Beyond the music, So What?! offered a plethora of attractions and amenities to enhance the overall experience. The scenic waterfront setting provided a serene backdrop for concertgoers to relax and enjoy the ambiance between sets. Refillable water stations were strategically placed throughout the venue, ensuring that everyone stayed hydrated and cool amidst the Texas heat.


Food enthusiasts delighted in a culinary adventure, exploring a wide array of food and beverage options from local vendors. Notably, Spike's Cerveza, a specially crafted beer by Panther Island Brewing, was a favorite among festival attendees, perfectly complementing the vibrant atmosphere.


As the sun set over Panther Island Pavilion, the excitement continued to build, setting the stage for an unforgettable evening. Day 1 of So What?! exceeded expectations, blending stellar performances with a sense of community and shared passion for music.

With Day 2 promising even more exhilarating performances and immersive experiences, anticipation soared among festival-goers. As attendees eagerly awaited the next day's lineup, conversations buzzed about favorite moments and newfound discoveries from Day 1.



The So What?! Music Festival has firmly established itself as a must-attend event for music lovers seeking a dynamic blend of top-tier artists, scenic vistas, culinary delights, and unforgettable memories. As we look forward to Day 2, the excitement is palpable, promising another day of music magic at Panther Island Pavilion.


Check out the incredible lineup below!


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