10 gorgeous GIFs from Rock the Garden 2012

Review: Rock the Garden at Walker Art Center, 6/16/12
Slideshow - Rock the Garden 2012: Music
Slideshow - Rock the Garden 2012: People/Scenes

Gimme Noise decided to add something different to the usual slideshow song and dance for Rock the Garden's 2012 running at Walker Art Center. Perhaps it was some gleeful excitement that we got through the event with virtually no rain, or maybe it was just a result of so many eye-massaging images taken by photographer Erik Hess. As you can see above, the day -- featuring music by the Hold Steady, Trampled by Turtles, Doomtree, tUnE-yArDs, and Howler -- did include a fair amount of crowd-surfing.
So, what do you say to some GIFs featuring Erik Hess' photography from Saturday?

Here's a collection of 10,000 or so people completely riled up for the action ahead.

Howler got the early crowds moving with a cover of Hüsker Dü's "Don't Want to Know if You Are Lonely."

A highlight of the day, tUnE-yArDs' Merrill Garbus is like Nina Simone meets Zach Hill.

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