Ricky Kendall, who opened the show, performed basically in the middle of the audience, a few feet in front of the people sitting on the floor.
The second act, Flipturn, played a stripped back set, which was basically unplugged and really allowed the singer Dillon Basse’s vocals to stand out. Many in the audience commented on his unique voice.
Brass band, Sooza, closed the night standing in a line in front of the stage with their soothing horns blowing out in harmony. All the bands told stories in between their songs, making it almost like an episode from VH1 Storytellers.
“That was fucking amazing,” said a man standing behind event director Brandon Telg after the show. About the project, Gainesville representative Brandon Telg said, “[Sofar] is a new and unique endeavor in Gainesville. [It] is an international organization that does secret house-show-style shows in cities all over the world, and I’m starting to book these shows in Gainesville. The locations are secret until a day before to ticket buyers, the bands are a secret until you arrive, and the shows are all filmed beautifully to be posted online later.”