This year’s Big Ticket was one for the books. With a massive (nearly sold out) crowd, attendees of the 2014 Big Ticket Music Festival were treated to one of the best lineups in Jacksonville history. If you were there, then you know exactly what I’m talking about. If you weren’t there … well hopefully next year’s will be just as good and you won’t have to kick yourself too much.
The crowd at the festival started with a slow influx of people during the first few acts, most of which were comprised of excellent local bands like The Dog Apollo and Speaking Cursive, and began to rapidly fill up as the day went on. By around 4 p.m., the parking lot in front of metro park was filling with cars and the grounds were quickly becoming filled to the brim from food trucks to front row.
After the local acts finished off introducing the crowd to an amazing night of music, the lineup slowly worked its way to the headliners, including Alt-J, who delivered an entrancing set that had everyone at the Big Ticket tessellating.
When Weezer took the stage around 8 p.m., I glanced about the Big Ticket and saw that it had drawn out perhaps the biggest throng of people at any event in Jacksonville that I can remember in recent months, at least since One Spark. Weezer delivered the kind of rock concert that only someone with over two decades in the game can bring to the table, and left not one fan disappointed.
At the close of the festival, there seemed to be some sort of sound issue when Fall Out Boy took the stage where only the right side of the Metro PCS stage was working, and unfortunately this lasted for a little over half of their set. Despite this issue, everyone who made it out seemed to have a great time and come away with high hopes for future festivals such as this in Jacksonville.
Browse more photos from the Big Ticket 2014 below.
All Photos By: Zach Sweat