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Treehouse Stage @ 2013 Sweetlife Festival

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COLUMBIA, MD - May 11th, 2013 - DC-based band Shark Week perform on the Treehouse Stage at the 2013 Sweetlife Food and Music Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD. (photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post) (Kyle Gustafson/Photo by Kyle Gustafson)

The Treehouse Stage was the second stage at the 2013 Sweetlife Music and Food Festival and I was very excited about some of the acts that were playing. Unfortunately between filing photos and the early afternoon rain, I didn’t make it bck over there after the first three acts. But I was very happy to finally be able to catch one of the DC’s buzziest bands, Shark Week. And I’m happy to report they were aces.

COLUMBIA, MD - May 11th, 2013 - DC-based band Shark Week perform on the Treehouse Stage at the 2013 Sweetlife Food and Music Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD. (photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post) (Kyle Gustafson/Photo by Kyle Gustafson)

Next up were Knocked Up Kids. Um…the less said about them the better.

COLUMBIA, MD - May 11th, 2013 - Knocked Up Kids perform on the Treehouse Stage at the 2013 Sweetlife Food and Music Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post) (Kyle Gustafson/Photo by Kyle Gustafson)

COLUMBIA, MD - May 11th, 2013 - Knocked Up Kids perform on the Treehouse Stage at the 2013 Sweetlife Food and Music Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post) (Kyle Gustafson/Photo by Kyle Gustafson)

The last band I caught on the Treehouse Stage was Twnety One Pilots. They were this weird mix of gansgter rap and Ben Folds Five. Very schizophrenic. Their stage shows was pretty great and the crowd ate them up.

COLUMBIA, MD - May 11th, 2013 - Twenty One Pilots perform on the Treehouse Stage at the 2013 Sweetlife Food and Music Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post) (Kyle Gustafson/Photo by Kyle Gustafson)

COLUMBIA, MD - May 11th, 2013 - Twenty One Pilots perform on the Treehouse Stage at the 2013 Sweetlife Food and Music Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post) (Kyle Gustafson/Photo by Kyle Gustafson)

The crowd had a lot to deal with at this year’s festival. For the third straight year, it rained. But this year, it rained HARD for about 45 minutes late in the afternoon after a day of mostly perfect weather. In fact, lots of people were using their umbrellas for the sun at the start of the day.

COLUMBIA, MD - May 11th, 2013 - Concert goers enjoy the sun from the top of the pavilion at the 2013 Sweetlife Food and Music Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post) (Kyle Gustafson/Photo by Kyle Gustafson)

COLUMBIA, MD - May 11th, 2013 - Concert goers use umbrellas to shield themselves from the sun at the 2013 Sweetlife Food and Music Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post) (Kyle Gustafson/Photo by Kyle Gustafson)

COLUMBIA, MD - May 11th, 2013 - Concert goers order food from the Big Cheese food truck at the 2013 Sweetlife Food and Music Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post) (Kyle Gustafson/Photo by Kyle Gustafson)

COLUMBIA, MD - May 11th, 2013 - Concert goers stand in the rain at the 2013 Sweetlife Food and Music Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD. Despite plentiful sun early in the day, a powerful storm blew through the venue in the early evening, soaking everything outside the pavilion. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post) (Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post)

COLUMBIA, MD - May 11th, 2013 - Concert goers stand in the rain at the 2013 Sweetlife Food and Music Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD. Despite plentiful sun early in the day, a powerful storm blew through the venue in the early evening, soaking everything outside the pavilion. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post) (Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post)

COLUMBIA, MD - May 11th, 2013 - Concert goers stand in the rain at the 2013 Sweetlife Food and Music Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD. Despite plentiful sun early in the day, a powerful storm blew through the venue in the early evening, soaking everything outside the pavilion. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post) (Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post)

COLUMBIA, MD - May 11th, 2013 - Concert goers stand in the rain at the 2013 Sweetlife Food and Music Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD. Despite plentiful sun early in the day, a powerful storm blew through the venue in the early evening, soaking everything outside the pavilion. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post) (Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post)

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