When Asheville-based, folk-leaning indie-pop group Now You See Them were told to shut down their performance in the face of oncoming rain as their Sunday set at Bele Chere came to a close, the band instead decided to tempt fate. Braving the increasing drizzle, the threatening sound of thunder, and a sound engineer who didn’t realize their plan, the group turned a shortened set into a fantastic bit of live music.
Here’s a look at the entire performance:
The band pelted the heat-weary crowd with water balloons, but the audience brought its own super-soakers:
A folk-leaning indie-pop breaker:
Drummer Jason Mencer:
Dulci Ellenberger (vocals, guitar, melodica) and Shane Conerty (vocals, guitar, ukulele)
With Dan Shearin from Uncle Mountain on bass:
And Matt Williams, also from Uncle Mountain, on violin: