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Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, IL, with Public Enemy, Mission of Burma, Sebadoh 

Photos from Day 1 of Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, Illinois, July 18, 2008.
By Nick Lucchesi
"Public Enemy headlined the first night of the festival by performing its 1988 album, It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, in its entirety.
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By Nick Lucchesi
Mission of Burma bassist Clint Conley performs Friday night. The band played Vs., its influential 1982 LP, in its entirety.
By Keegan Hamilton
Keeping with the annual full-album theme for opening night, Sebadoh performed Bubble and Scrape in the mid-slot.
By Nick Lucchesi
Flavor Flav of Public Enemy performs on Friday night.
By Nick Lucchesi
A concert-goer looks on as Mission of Burma performs.
By Nick Lucchesi
About 20,000 music fans streamed into Chicago's Union Park on Friday night. Many hit the beer stands early, drinking Chicago's Goose Island Urban Wheat Ale.
By Nick Lucchesi
By Nick Lucchesi
By Nick Lucchesi
Ten plastic cups equaled free Pitchfork Music Festival merch. These guys were digging through trash cans.
By Nick Lucchesi
By Nick Lucchesi
By Nick Lucchesi
By Nick Lucchesi
By Keegan Hamilton
The fest merch was a hot commodity Friday night.
By Nick Lucchesi
Public Enemy fans primed for It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back.
By Nick Lucchesi
Ice cream trucks lined up outside Union Park late Friday night.
By Nick Lucchesi
By Nick Lucchesi
Chicago, the hometown of democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama.
By Nick Lucchesi
Til tomorrow, peace!
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By Nick Lucchesi
"Public Enemy headlined the first night of the festival by performing its 1988 album, It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, in its entirety.
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