I didn’t have time to flip through the photos I took of random people on Saturday and Sunday. I know everyone wants to see all the weirdos and live vicariously through the people in the pictures, but I try to put an emphasis on the music here, so the bands came first.
Kicking off Sunday is never an easy task, but Porches was up to the challenge. A larger-than-expected crowd came to dance with them in the sizzling summer sun.
The blue stage was running so far behind I decided to go check out Neon Indian’s set on the red stage. I’ve never been a fan, but the set was entertaining and the sound was really good.
Sunday at Pitchfork was one of the jazziest in festival history. The legendary Sun Ra Arkestra played a fantastic set (that ran a little long, causing delays later), of which the audience could not get enough.
One of my most anticipated sets of Pitchfork turned out to be one of the best. Kamasi Washington and his band played tracks from The Epic and turned the whole crowd into huge jazz fans; at least for the time they were on stage.
The blue stage on Sunday was running a full half-hour behind schedule, so I only got a chance to catch one song from the funky bassmaster Thundercat. The wait was well worth it as he vibed and grooved with the crowd.