Enjoying The Afternoon At This Ain’t No Picnic With Enjoy Thought+Photos: Enjoy at This Ain't No Picnic 8/27/22
LOS ANGELES, CA-
“…I’m on Epitaph Records alerts list, and I remember when I got a press release about The Garden’s sophomore album haha. From “All Smiles Over Here” to “Gift”, that 17-track album was an addictive listen and quenched my post-punk revival thirst. I knew that The Garden consisted of twin brothers Wyatt and Fletcher Shears, but I neglected to unearth the fact that each of the brothers had their own solo project until a few months ago. Enjoy is the side project of Wyatt Fletcher, and I found that his solo sound with Enjoy leans more on the new-wave tilt. I liked it as much as I liked his work with The Garden.
Clearly, Wyatt’s fans were in attendance. You could spot them quite easily as they wore the trademark white facepaint with black outlines that Wyatt and his brother are known to don as the Garden. Even in the sweltering midday heat, Wyatt’s fans were lined up at the front of the barricade. That’s dedication.
There was a little technical hiccup to start the set, but once the sound issue got resolved Enjoy delivered a laid-back performance that embodied a truly southern California ethos. It was actually a perfect soundtrack to kick back, lay on the festival lawn, zone out, and enjoy a cold one too. I quite “enjoyed” it (pardon my feeble attempt at a pun)….”
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