For most, the onslaught of festival season happened back in April, but for folks planted here in the Bay — and, as we slowly, finally step into our summer — the party's barely getting started. Hot on the heels of S.F.’s mega-music congregation Outside Lands comes another homegrown fest that promises to put even the biggest gatherings to shame.
With a lineup that is seriously so impressive (Modest Mouse, Tori y Moi, MGMT, etc.) it makes the trek to Monterey completely worth it. First City Festival is going down this weekend and as the first of its kind, it doesn’t just deliver noteworthy tunes, but houses festivities outside the music box, with carnival rides and games. Okay, sold yet? Well, if you just so happen to be making your way to the rockin’ event, we’ve rounded up 12 items you must tow along! Time to get inspired for the groovy times ahead.