Best Addition: The Kalliope Stage
The brand new Kalliope Stage wasn't anything fancy — just a large LCD screen, some speakers and a DJ booth — but it was major addition to a festival that keeps improving. Every day during the fest, thousands of soccer fans, a population too big to fit in the still-too-small Cinema Tent, would congregate in the field surrounding the Kalliope to watch World Cup games on the giant screen. When the day's matches ended, the screen would broadcast random sporting events — we caught a Mets game — until sundown. That's when the Kalliope Stage transformed into a hot dance club with DJs pumping out EDM and hip-hop until 4 a.m.