FORM’s free-flowing, relaxing aesthetic was well contrasted by aced programming, thoughtfully curated talent, and a subtly mature, party-primed mentality. Without heavily favoring one single genre, FORM put on OWSLA’s Beats 1 pool party on Saturday, tastefully balanced by Thundercat‘s bellowing jazz licks on Sunday night. It was an ultra-diverse lineup that artfully represented the far reaches of both the electronic and live music spectrums. Acts like Bonobo’s chilled DJ set managed to complement Local Naitives’ rowdy late night affair at the Elestial stage. Hundred Waters’ set was the culmination of the event though, as the Gainesville natives offered a passionate performance, debuting new music to a captivated crowd.
The event’s name is an ineffable testament to the experience put on by Hundred Waters. Like water outside its container, FORM took a different shape for everyone in attendance. FORM has presented a unique opportunity for individuals to come together and participate in a creative gathering together, paving a new direction that refines the music festival model as we know it. With a third year successfully in the books, it’s a model that seems to be working.