Yard Party at The Railyard with Holy Ghost! | Photo Essay

photo by Bridget McQuillan

photos by Bridget McQuillan, Rhett Muller and Shannon Claire
words by Chance Solem-Pfeifer

When the clock struck a chilly midnight on Friday’s Yard Party in The Railyard, strobe light-filled balloons bounced above a small crowd and Holy Ghost! left their first Nebraska stage after smiles and an extended drum outro.

But The Railyard — the social centerpoint of the ongoing Haymarket District developments — didn’t turn back into an industrial train station. The modest crop of Holy Ghost! appreciators rejoined the waves of other Yard Party attendees at picnic and standing-room high-top tables. They became return customers for the many vendors showing their wares to Lincoln, some for the very first time.

See photos below of a grand opening that included performances from the Brooklyn-based Holy Ghost!, Rock Paper Dynamite, LIFE is COOL, DJ KB and a series of street-style exhibitions:

Life is Cool

photos by Shannon Claire

Rock Paper Dynamite

photos by Rhett Muller

Between sets

photos by Rhett Muller

Holy Ghost

photos by Bridget McQuillan

photos by Rhett Muller

Chance Solem-Pfeifer is Hear Nebraska’s staff writer. You could talk him into doing a coal walk on the Railyard’s faux-fire pits. But only if you were really good at talking. Reach him at chancesp@hearnebraska.org.