The 20 Most Life-Affirming Things That Happened At Hangout Fest

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Come to Hangout Fest for the three-day lineup of live music on the beach, stay for the fried shrimp, friendly faces, perfect weather, the sunsets that’d make a long-dead impressionist painter weep, and, oh, I don’t know, a two-and-a-half-hour set by headerliner Stevie Wonder (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!), epic waterside performances by Kings Of Leon Tom Petty, Macklemore, Ellie Goulding, Kendrick Lamar, and the other positively life-affirming things that happened in Alabama paradise, such as…

+ TWENTY ONE PILOTS DOING THIS:

+ CHRISSY TEIGEN AND DILLON FRANCIS DOING THIS:

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AND THIS:

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+ WOLFGANG GARTNER’S CAT TATTOO:

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+ THESE TWO CUTE GIRLS IN CAT SHIRTS!

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+ THIS GUY:

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+ THIS GUY:

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+ AND THESE GUYS:

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+ VINNY PHOTOBOMBING EVERYONE ON THE BEACH!

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+ SWAY AND STEVE AOKI DOING THIS: EDM headliner and MTV host, or ’80s buddy cop movie? Who cares? It’s all good!

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+ ELLIE GOULDING BEING A STARRY EYED GODDESS:

… AND ELLIE GOULDING NEEDING YOUR LOVE

+ TOM PETTY LEADING 40,000 PEOPLE IN “FREE FALLIN’”: Bruuuuuuuuce! Er… TOM PETTTTTYYYYYY!

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+ KENDRICK LAMAR LEADING 10,000 SUNBURNT PEOPLE IN CHANTING “P*SSY & PATRON”!

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+ RAP GAME ED SHEERAN!

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+ MACKLEMORE RIDING A WHALE:

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… AND PREACHING CIVIL RIGHTS BEFORE “SAME LOVE”:

+ THE F*CKING ROOTS COVERING “JUNGLE BOOGIE”:

+ VH1′S JIM SHEARER HANDLING BASSNECTAR BALLS!

+ CHRISSY TEIGEN AND KATHERINE WEBB SHOVING SO MUCH SHRIMP INTO THEIR PRETTY LITTLE MOUTHS:

+ THIS AWESOME GUY IN A NINTENDO POWER GLOVE!

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CHECK OUT MORE OF OUR FAVORITE HANGOUT FEST 2013 MOMENTS AFTER THE JUMP!

+ BLOC PARTY PERFORMING “BANQUET,” BECAUSE HELLLLLLOOOOO THAT SONG STILL KILLS!!!!

… AND, IF YOU’RE STILL NOT TOTALLY CONVINCED, STEVE AOKI MAKING IT RAIN CAKE AND CHAMPAGNE

Check out everything that went on at Hangout Fest 2013, including interviews, performances and getting chill from the Shores at Hangout.MTV.com.