Photos by Radhika Marya
Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival has drawn to a close, and if you attended the Chicago shindig, you’re likely currently lying on the floor, festooned with stickers, wristbands and those dying flowers they were passing out like some kind of nouveau Ophelia. If you didn’t make to the fest, well — you missed a lot. Hope you enjoyed all that sleep.
From Neutral Milk Hotel’s singalong of a set (no photos — or jumbotron — allowed) to St. Vincent’s onstage possession (she basically played the drum with her head) to Kendrick Lamar’s (literally) show-stopping headlining slot, this weekend was… well, FOMO-inducing for all y’all posted up at home, I’m sure.
Lucky for you, though, a handy little invention called a “camera” exists and we’ve got some fest highlights below. Scroll through really slow and maybe roll around in some dirt and it will be like you were there!
Strumming in the sunshine with Sharon Van Etten
Twin Peaks bringing new meaning to the term ’rock ’n’ roll’
Pusha T just pushin’ us all to dance
Danny Brown makin’ like Miley — or Marnie
St. Vincent, right before she used her head as a kickdrum. Yes, really
The crowd — enraptured
Perfect Pussy starts a perfect moshpit in a perfect party dress
Earl Sweatshirt revives and raps
The Dum Dum Girls bring the dark tunes and the dark threads
Slowdive dives right into their long-awaited reunion
Grimes comes out blazing with ribbon dancers and a wind machine
Kendrick Lamar closes out the night strong
And we raise our phones in reverence