One good night’s sleep later, Day Two of the BeachLife Festival in Redondo Beach, California kicked off flawlessly. Festival-goers paraded through throngs of artwork of different mediums to the sounds of Magic! to start the day. Over on the Hightide Stage, Sugar Ray was preparing to take the crowd back to the late 90s, reminiscent of their MTV days.
The sun was shining with a slight breeze in the air, as Mark McGrath had everyone laughing in unison.
The set was full of beautiful moments to savor from a truly beautiful day. The Record Company took the Lowtide Stage; beach balls bounced around the crowd, nestled in the sand as the energy electrified the sound of the flowing harmonica. Jeremy Buck brought his unique performance style to the Riptide Stage next; audience members were granted the privilege of watching Buck play the piano with drum sticks, keep the beat on metal helmets worn by fans and drive his stick straight into the heart of his snare drum. Too Rude calmed the energy down a bit on the Speakeasy Stage with an acoustic set. The intimate environment was packed with fans, eager to make room and share the experience. The deep resonating baritone sounds reverberated off the walls and down the spines of listeners, releasing a pleasant chill recalled even a month later. Matisyahu, Phantom Planet and Art Alexakis (of Everclear) continued to provide festival-goers with the late 90s/early 00s vibes that the day had started off with. As if that wasn’t enough, the day ended with headliner Smashing Pumpkins! After parties were scattered all over downtown Redondo Beach for those not wanting to end the night in anticipation of Day Three.
Photography by Jenna Shaw