As a crazed music fan and avid show-goer, I was looking forward to my first local music festival since moving to Miami two years ago. South Florida doesn’t see a ton of good artists come through (yeah, I said it), so I was looking forward to the sick line-up Riptide put together. The cool thing about South Florida is that despite the festival being in December, we could rock alongside our favorite bands in jean shorts and flipflops right on Fort Lauderdale Beach under a full moon.
The Greeting Committee has been making waves in the music scene for a while. They’ve been opening for phenomena acts like Kitten, Misterwives, The Mowgli’s, and Andrew McMahon, but just because they’re the opening act doesn’t mean they go unnoticed, in 2015 they released their first EP It’s Not All That Bad, featuring their single “Hands Down” which has amassed over 6 million combined streams on Spotify.