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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Athfest 2011: Futurebirds own the stage, southern style!

Friday, June 24th, 2011

As nightfall arrived, local southern rockers Futurebirds stepped onstage to give us another taste of their awesome tunes. I've been a fan of these guys for years, and I couldn't be any more jazzed about their recent takeover of the scene! Headliners of this year's Athfest and winners of the Flagpole Awards' Album of the Year, Best Country/Southern Rock Band, and Artist of the Year, Futurebirds are certainly making a name for themselves. As the crowd awaited their set, people began singing the Atlanta Braves tomahawk song for reasons that escape me completely though, I must admit, it was fun. Then, just before kicking off the tunes, one of the members of the band performed an impromptu mic check song. Nice! Hey, I'm a sucker for bands that make even the mic check a part of the show. Then the set began. With hair flying everywhere, the guys threw themselves into the music as the fans went wild, rocking out and singing along to each and every song. High energy was king as they played their hearts out, standing at the very edge of the stage right above the crowd. No question about it, Futurebirds just owned the main stage this Athfest. It was truly a show to remember!

For all of our massive coverage of Athfest 2011, from preparation guides to articles on some of the best featured bands and shows, click here! More entries on all the bands and madness of the festival will be posted daily, so be sure to check back often. Plus, get ready for show footage and Athfest vlogs coming soon to the Echoreyn of Athens YouTube channel as well!

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