DemonFest was moved indoors April 21-22 to Prather Coliseum because of bad weather in the forecast for the weekend. However, Student Media Coordinator Daniel Thiels said it didn’t lessen the crowds.
“We had a more consistent crowd this year,” he said. “Especially in the evenings. I think moving the festival indoors provided some conveniences, particularly with the weather.”
Over 150 tickets were sold to non-students. Festival coordinators ordered 600 wristbands and ran out. They then went through 200 paper wristbands they had on back-up.
“The headliners for both days were really solid groups,” said Thiels. “We were pleasantly surprised with how down to Earth they were and it meant a lot to the students.”
NPJ happened upon members from headliner 3OH!3 Friday afternoon. They were sitting on the patio at Maglieaux’s Riverfront Restaurant before their performance, enjoying the relaxing atmosphere of Natchitoches.
Sean Foreman and Nathaniel Motte said they’ve enjoyed playing college shows for 7-8 years now. Playing at colleges and universities aligns itself with what their music is about: FUN!
“We’re delighted to come to Natchitoches,” they said. And of course, they made sure to try meat pies and locally brewed beer while they were in town.