MusicfestNW is growing up. The festival has gotten longer—five days in all; the wristbands are more expensive; the production values are higher (see the epic shows at Pioneer Courthouse Square); and the day parties and unofficial events are growing exponentially. But at the heart of it, MFNW is still the biggest music marathon in the city—and it's still a total blast. We wrote about it for five exhausting days. Here, then, are our stories:

A slow, sweaty start.

The MusicfestNW Diaries 2011: Thursday
Puke, Pancakes and butthole sinkers.

The MusicfestNW Diaries 2011: Friday
Teens take the Roseland

The MusicfestNW Diaries 2011: Saturday and Sunday
Bleeding ears and bouncing asses.