Mayo Thompson's set was magical. The fact that we have had 2 shows this year (Wire and Mayo T.) that even entered my mind as a possible 'top 5' concert ever was amazing as my other favorite shows have all been 10+ years ago. Not that I keep a list or anything, but there are definitely a handful of shows that stand above and beyond the rest. That hopefully illustrates how great this show was (at least to me). Mayo brought an amazing amount of energy, charm, and honestly, the album they played is great but the live set was maybe better. I am still glowing
Aside from Mayo T, Montag was amazing and like others said, the vibe is just great: good turnout, good friends, not so crowded that you're miserable, no upcharging like bullshit fests. This was my favorite weekend of the year for the second straight year. Most bands I didn't know, most bands I enjoyed on some level. I made it most of Friday (6:30-almost the end) and most of Saturday (2:30ish-mid-Superwolf) and was never bored or wishing I was somewhere else.
Plus, Turners is a perfect spot for it as Zach said. It's like this weird survivalist compound in a dystopian future.
All in all, this is the best festival I've ever been to (Forecastle, CMJ, SXSW, and Pitchfork are all pretty forgettable and I've played/attended those). I am thankful to Ryan and James and all the other folks for doing such an amazing job with it.