Along with the good tunes, good brews and good food, I was lucky enough to take a mini-tour of WPRK’s studios which certainly was a cool place to see.
By Patrick Kabot
I wrapped up all of my finals on Tuesday, but got my summer break off to an early start at Fox Fest last weekend. Fox Fest is a now annual event held at Rollins that is put together by their student run news source, The SandSpur, and their student run radio station WPRK 91.5.
Students set up blankets and towels across the wide-open grassy field that is Rollins’ courtyard, and took occasional trips to enjoy beverages provided by SeaDog Brewing Company. They had two delicious beers on tap, including a blueberry brew that was more than refreshing during the schorching hot weather. The Meat House had tasty grub available all day long that could be smelled around the entire campus.
This year’s line-up was pretty stellar. It was comprised of Mojave Wilde, Fortune Howl, Room Full of Strangers and The Groove Orient, all extremely talented bands. I had the chance to speak with Michael Kniseley, the wild front man for Room Full of Strangers, and he told me they couldn’t be more stoked to be playing Fox Fest, especially after how successful the previous Fox Fest was.
I also caught up with Miles Archabal of Mojave Wilde after Fox Fest at a show that a mutual friend, She The Slut, was performing at. We spoke for a bit about their live performance as each band member plays multiple instruments, even switching between instruments at certain points during their songs. Archabal himself switches between synths, piano, guitar and percussion all while providing vocals as well.
Along with the good tunes, good brews and good food, I was lucky enough to take a mini-tour of WPRK’s studios which certainly was a cool place to see. All in all Fox Fest was certainly a success and we here at the Post have full faith that it will make its return again for Fox Fest ’15.
Patrick Kabot is a resident of Avalon Park. He graduated from Valencia with a pre-major degree in Jazz Guitar Performance and is currently attending UCF for an undergraduate in English Literature. Patrick plays in the local band Sela Dors, enjoys philosophy and is an avid tattoo enthusiast.