My experience at the Nines was overwhelmingly positive. For a first-time fest, it was remarkably well organized and executed. The art was immersive – if you weren’t crowded around one of the two stages, you were never far from a moving art piece or the comedy tent. Most of all, there was something humble and friendly about the Nines that other festivals lack. Maybe it’s because it took place so close to my own home, but there was truly something special happening in little Devens. Fingers crossed that it can happen again.