The All Things Go Music Festival kicked off Saturday at Merriweather Post Pavilion, with 32 artists, including Maryland native Maggie Rogers, performing on two stages. Lana Del Rey, Boygenius, Suki Waterhouse, Peach Pit, Carly Rae Jepsen, Tegan and Sara and Alvvays are among the other headliners of the two-day festival.
Attendees started trickling in around 11 a.m. Saturday, and most stayed into the night. Unlike last year’s rainy and waterlogged festival, this year’s edition saw nice fall weather with sun and a cool breeze.
I’ve waited my whole life to play this f-cking stage!”— Maggie Rogers as she took the stage at Merriweather Post Pavilion
Many festival attendees came out to see Maggie Rogers, an Eastern Shore native. Rogers grew up attending concerts at Merriweather Post Pavilion and is now headlining one of its biggest annual festivals.
“I saw my first concert at this venue. It was 2006. I saw the Black Eyed Peas with Pussycat Dolls opening for them. It was steamy. I brought my Black Eyed Peas lunchbox to school the next day,” she said.
Allison Kinneberg is seeing Rogers for the third time this year. “I’m a big fan of her first album. I went all the way to Red Rocks to see her, and that was a bucket list item for me!” she said as she got her hair curled inside the Conair tent.
Matt Grim, along with his friends Anna Krueger and Cerah Naccarato, also came to see Rogers. “Honestly, we’re dressed like this because in an interview Maggie said monochromatic colors were in, so we wore monochromatic colors,” he said.
“Just being able to look out into the crowd, at the way this crowd looks, it’s hard to explain. I feel really seen.”— Maggie Rogers as she looked out into a crowd of 20,000 people