Photos by Radhika Marya
Chicago, IL – If I remember this story correctly, my sister went to the very first Pitchfork Music Festival with her now-husband and spent most of the sweltering fest in the record tent. She bought a jazz CD, I think. My sis isn’t that into live music.
If she were here today, however, ma soeur would have been privy to a bevvy of activities to keep her busy while bro-in-law banged his head to Lightning Bolt and Art Brut or whoever it was that was playing the fest back then.
We scoped out some of the myriad things people who dislike music and/or listening to music can do at Pitchfork – aside from shoving things in their mouth holes.
1. Screenprint a T-Shirt
Did you sweat through the shirt you’re wearing? Make a new one!
2. Get a haircut
Split ends are a drag and must be eradicated ASAP.
3. Marvel at some ancient technology
What do these little boxes do? JK! I know! They make fun noises when you bash them together, right?
4. Hug a Twinkie
Embrace nostalgia. Literally.
5. Play some games
You know, with something other than someone else’s heart.
6. Try on clothes
Trust me, you could probably look more alt.
7. Hang out with Marnie The Dog
Marnie will be jetting around the fest all weekend — try and catch her! She’s like the wind.