Taking the stage by storm YACHT was the first band we covered at Fun Fun Fun Fest and man did they set the bar high. Starting off as the solo project for Jona Bechtolt, Yacht is now formed by band members from Texas, Oregon and California. In 2008 Claire L. Evans joined Bechtolt and added her unique voice into the mix. Evans took the stage in an all white ensamble bringing a surge of energy that could be felt immediately. Bandmates followed and we were all in for a ride through a non-stop dance party. Probably one of the most photogenic bands I’ve ever photographed, Evans passionately sang, moved and even would join in synchronized dances with Bechtolt. Making sure to give us photographers what we wanted, they both were sure to get up close and personal. Everyone was having a blast even a few of the security people were caught watching the show and moving to the beat. One thing is for sure, the next time I hear YACHT is in the area I will not be missing the show.

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