Ghostface Killah and Raekwon: The number of people crammed into a corner of Union Park to see Ghostface Killah and Raekwon on Sunday afternoon would make a fire marshal shudder. Figuratively, the Wu Tang members were spitting fire. Near the end, Ghostface told the crowd "Alright, we're gonna test y'all on this shit." They proceeded to rap "I smoke the mic like smokin' Joe Frazier" and the audience promptly responded with "The hellraiser, raisin' hell with the flavor." That continued for the the first three verses of the Wu-Tang classic "Protect Ya Neck." Satisfied, Ghost told the DJ to spin that shit and the duo dropped a filthy rendition of the song. (NL, KH)

Les Savy Fav: Before last weekend, I had never seen New York City art-punks Les Savy Fav. I'd only heard crazy, strange stories of a level of hedonism rivaled only by Roman orgies. They are all true. Exhibitionist lead singer (and part-time hair stylist and masseuse) Tim Harrington emerged onstage in a bright yellow jumpsuit with frilly blue shit dangling from it. He stripped off said jumpsuit, revealing shiny red tights with one leg cut away to reveal his junk. He put on a pair of latex gloves, then took them off, blew them up and threw them into the crowd.

Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig represented for preppies everywhere.
Nick Lucchesi
Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig represented for preppies everywhere.
Les Savy Fav's vocalist Tim Harrington brought outlandishness to new levels.
Keegan Hamilton
Les Savy Fav's vocalist Tim Harrington brought outlandishness to new levels.

He also produced a deerstalker hat and trenchcoat and put them on. "Why can't we do this every day?" he asked. "Why can't we wear a Sherlock costume with shiny underpants every day?" He entered the crowd, stepped into a Chicago Park District trash can and the crowd hoisted him up, where he finished the song. (KH)

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