Show: Pitchfork - Friday
Location: Union Park
Favorite Song: Purity Ring was definitely my favorite set of the night. The whole show just flowed so nicely & really all of their releases from Shrine to date ("Obedear," "Fineshrine," "Lofticries," etc..) sounded wonderful. This set also made me very excited (despite my sleepiness) for their after show at Schuba's (more on that later).
Memorable Moment: I've never listened much to Clams Casino, but enjoyed the tail-end of his nice, chill set. I would check him out if he were to come back to Chicago. The whole music discovery aspect of Pitchfork is why it is more & more becoming my favorite festival of the Summer.
Biggest Letdown: Not making it to the festival early enough to catch A$AP Rocky & Japandroids. I heard that both sets were good, just wish I could have seen it for myself. On the plus side, I did miss the rain (but not the mud).
This Show: Was a great start to the weekend. The people behind Pitchfork really do a great job with this festival. Everything is organized, they bring in exciting acts, both old & new, & the people that attend know how to behave themselves. Sadly, the same can't be said for a lot of other festivals.