LouFest 2016 Draws 50,000+ To Forest Park With Beyonce Also In Town

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50,000 Fans Attend LouFest 2016 In Forest Park

LouFest 2016 drew 50,000+ to Forest Park over the weekend while Beyonce played a show at the Dome at America's Center.
LouFest 2016 drew 50,000+ to Forest Park over the weekend while Beyonce played a show at the Dome at America’s Center.

An estimated 50,000 fans attended LouFest 2016 in Forest Park over the weekend. The headliners for each night both played sets that were very well-received. Chris Stapleton ended Saturday night’s schedule with a 90-minute set. Ms. Lauryn Hill surprised a lot of people by only taking the stage ten minutes late last night for her set. Her reworked classics and overall performance were fairly a highlight of the weekend for many.

Chris Stapleton managed to get himself a sweet picture for his Instagram page with the Farmland Bacon Club statue of him made of bacon.


I look delicious

A photo posted by Chris Stapleton (@chrisstapleton) on

The Riverfront Times published a beautiful piece of clickbait about why LouFest 2016 sucked. Also, despite reports from the LouFest Music Announements parody account, Beatle Bob was not seen at LouFest on Saturday.

Attendance projections for LouFest 2016 were somewhat in question when Beyoncé announced a St. Louis date after the music festival had already announced their dates. The Queen of the Beehive played a nearly two-hour show in front of a near capacity Dome at America’s Center crowd on Saturday night in downtown St. Louis.

Check out Beyonce performing “Single Ladies” from Saturday night’s show below before it get’s taken down. Oh yea, and one of her backup dancers gets engaged.

Beyonce in St. Louis


Sully Soars In Opening Weekend

Tom Hanks and Sully beat expectations over the weekend with an estimated opening weekend take of $35.5 million. When the Bough Breaks pulled in an estimated $15 million in its debut, already topping its $10 million budget.

Be sure to check back to RealLifeSTL on Thursday for my Weekend Movie Guide. I’ll take a closer look at the weekend box office numbers and preview the movies opening this weekend. Bridget Jones’s Baby, Blair Witch and Snowden open in theater this weekend.

Herrera Puts Saint Louis FC Back In The Win Column

Irvin Herrera returned with a flourish for Saint Louis FC on Saturday in San Antonio. The striker netted a hat trick in his first game back from International Duty with El Salvador to propel the club to a 3-1 win. The goals were the first for Herrera since he scored on August 13th against Sacramento in a 4-3 loss.


His 14 goals on the season put him second in the USL’s Golden Boot race in a tie with Jon Chandler Hoffman of Louisville City FC and Sean Okoli of FC Cincinnati. Jack McBean leads the league with 15 goal. He signed with the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer at the beginning of the summer and has been loaned to Coventry City FC of League One in England.

Saint Louis FC plays their final home match of the season this Saturday night against rival Louisville City FC. They then travel to Oklahoma City the next weekend for the final match of the regular season.

Check back to this site on Friday for my match preview.

Two Dolphins Have A Conversation

Two dolphins were recently recorded having a conversation. It’s the first time a conversation like this has ever been recorded. The audio research was done by researchers at the Karadag Nature Reserve in Russia. Lead researcher Dr. Vyacheslav Ryabov had this to say:

“Essentially, this exchange resembles a conversation between two people.

“Each pulse that is produced by dolphins is different from another by its appearance in the time domain and by the set of spectral components in the frequency domain.

“In this regard, we can assume that each pulse represents a phoneme or a word of the dolphin’s spoken language.

Jimmy Garoppolo Shines In Tom Brady’s Absence

The start of the NFL regular season marked the start of Tom Brady’s suspension for deflating footballs and pissing off the NFL God. In his absence, Jimmy Garoppolo was under center for the New England Patriots in their season-opener against the Arizona Cardinals.  Garoppolo completed 24 of 33 passes for 264 yards and a touchdown as the Pats pulled out a 23-21 win thanks to a late missed field goal by Arizona.

St. Louis Cardinals Split Series At Busch Against Milwaukee

The St. Louis Cardinals (75-67) split a four-game series with the Milwaukee Brewers (64-79) over the weekend at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals lost the first game Thursday 12-5 and the last game Sunday by a 2-1 score. In between, they beats the Brewers by scores of 4-3 and 5-1.

The Cardinals begin a three-game series with the MLB-leading Chicago Cubs (91-51) tonight at Busch. Mike Leake, Jaime Garcia and Carlos Martinez are scheduled to make starts for the Cardinals. Kyle Hendricks, Jason Hammel and Jon Lester are scheduled for the Cubs.

The Cardinals currently sit 16 games behind Chicago in the National League Central. They are currently a half game behind the New York Mets for the second NL Wild Card spot.

North Korea Seeking Flood Aid Even After Nuclear Test

Massive flooding has left 100,000 people homeless in North Korea, according to aid workers who were recently allowed into the country. Officials in the country seem to be terrible at life in general so, their initial estimates about the flooding were massively off. They originally estimated 44,000 people had been affected by the flooding. Government officials have said 133 people have been confirmed dead and 395 are missing. Considering their track record, who knows what those numbers actually are. North Korea will now be looking to the rest of the world for disaster aid while simultaneously flipping it the bird.

North Korea conducted a nuclear test last Friday, which is something they aren’t supposed to be doing. The test doesn’t necessarily mean they are capable of launching a nuclear warhead on a missile, according to The Washington Post. South Korea is said to be preparing for the North to conduct another test soon. There are talks of more sanctions by President’s Obama’s administration and other world leaders. North Korean leaders have called talk of sanctions “laughable.”

Fifty Shades Darker Teaser Trailer Released

The first teaser trailer for Fifty Shades Darker, the sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey, as been released. The first full trailer for the film is slated to be released tomorrow.

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson return to the theaters in Fifty Shades Darker on February 10, 2017.

Fifty Shades Darker teaser trailer


Miss Arkansas Savvy Shields Crowned Miss America

Miss Arkansas Savvy Shields was crowned Miss America last night in Atlantic City. Shields talked during the competition about her dream of being a background dancer for Beyoncé. Shields is currently a senior majoring in Art at Arkansas.

Abby Wambach Announces Years of Alcohol And Drug Abuse In Biography

Former soccer star Abby Wambach is set to release her autobiography in book stores tomorrow. In advance of that, Sports Illustrated is reporting that the book, Forward, contains Wambach’s admission that she abused alcohol and drugs for years. Wambach was arrested in April for driving under the influence. She admits in the book that she abused vodka, Vicodin, Ambien and Adderall, among other things.

Wambach is the all-time leading scorer in international soccer history with 184 career goals. She announced her retirement from the game back in October.

Lucky Puppy Throws A Pool Party For The Dogs

The Lucky Puppy cage-free doggy daycare and boarding facility threw a pool party for its dogs recently. Check out the fun they had.

Doggy Pool Party


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