July 19, 2008 Slideshows

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Public Enemy at Chicago's Pitchfork Music Festival, 7/18/08 

Public Enemy performed their influential 1988 album, "It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back" from start-to-finish on Friday, July 18, 2008 at Chicago's Pitchfork Music Festival.
By Nick Lucchesi
A man hoists a little girl onto his shoulders during a performance by the Bomb Squad, a duo who are the producers for Public Enemy. The bass was deafening.
By Nick Lucchesi
The Bomb Squad performed for about 30 minutes before Public Enemy took the stage Friday, July 18, 2008 at Pitchfork Music Festival.
By Nick Lucchesi
The Bomb Squad's mission: "to get the pulse of the party." By the end of the duo's set of hip hop/dub ended, hands were in the air and the sun was setting. Public Enemy was next and the crowd was hyped.
By Nick Lucchesi
Chuck D bounded around the stage in athletic gear, taking time between songs to let the audience know that Friday night was the first time "It Takes a Nation of Millions" had been performed live in its entirety in the United States in 20 years.
By Nick Lucchesi
Flavor Flav, who was backstage during the first song of the set, "Countdown to Armageddon," came out to a boisterous crowd and a swarm of cameras.
By Nick Lucchesi
The engaged crowd during Public Enemy.
By Nick Lucchesi
Dance to the Enemy.
By Nick Lucchesi
Front-and-center for Public Enemy, this duo were clearly fans of the the group, displayed by the P.E. shirt ("Fight the Power") worn by the man on the right.
By Nick Lucchesi
At the urging of the hype man, the crowd raised 'em up.
By Nick Lucchesi
Flavor Flav performs during Public Enemy's set on Friday, July 18, 2008 at Chicago's Pitchfork Music Festival.
By Nick Lucchesi
Flavor Flav, known to the masses for his laughable reality TV shows, took time to plug his new show on the MyNetworkTV network, "Under One Roof." This plug was greeted with thousands of people booing.
By Nick Lucchesi
Large projection screens gave those in the back an up-front view of the action on stage. Here, Flav mugs for the audience.
By Nick Lucchesi
Long a presence at Public Enemy shows, the Security of the First World, or S1W for short, stood at attention during Public Enemy's set.
By Nick Lucchesi
A portion of the set list from Public Enemy's performance of "It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back." ... Just in case the group forgot the track listing of its 1988 album.
By Nick Lucchesi
The cover of "It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back." Public Enemy performed the album in its entirety on Friday, July 18, 2008 at Chicago's Pitchfork Music Festival.
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By Nick Lucchesi
A man hoists a little girl onto his shoulders during a performance by the Bomb Squad, a duo who are the producers for Public Enemy. The bass was deafening.
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