Aside from a passing shower in the afternoon, the weather at Liberty State Park was unseasonably mild and sunny yesterday for day one of the "inaugural" All Points West rock festival. The grassy grounds were populated by misting tents, American Spirit free cigarette lounges, a healthy variety of food vendors, a Sony PlayStation tent, and the whimsical art that's become de rigueur for these sorts of things, with curiosities ranging from Christopher Janney's Sonic Forest to the Solar Pavilion shade sculpture designed with "a zero-waste mandate."

The three stages are situated much closer together than at Bonnaroo or Coachella, so it's easier to bounce around to catch multiple acts. Highlights included the always-enchanting Grizzly Bear and a peach of a set by Andrew Bird. Of course, the raison d'etre for the hike to Jersey City was Radiohead, who did not disappoint, which is more than one can say for the noisy, blathering tools who somehow find a way to pollute seemingly every Radiohead festival appearance. One hopes there's a special place in hell for these degenerates, where they're tied to a spit and forced to listen to Ricky Martin's "Livin' La Vida Loca" ad infinitum, interrupted every few centuries by Radiohead's "How to Disappear Completely," during which anyone who ever had to stand next to them could come scream banalities in their ears. Seriously, STFU or go be wasted somewhere else, you ignorant bastards.

More tips on travel to and from All Points West here. Taking your bike onto the PATH to Grove Street and cycling to the festival seems to be the best bet; it enables you to bypass all crowds on the way home and it's only about a 10-15 minute ride (though the promised bike racks were nowhere to be found, there is a chain link fence to lock up to). Brooklyn Vegan has more (stellar) photos of Radiohead and, in the comments, reports of lines for the ferry home appearing "awful when first approached, but they did move fast."