July 20, 2008

Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, 7/19/08

Day 2 started out raining, then out came the sun and the humidity. Jarvis Cocker worked the big festival stage, No Age threw a dance party on a smaller stage and the Hold Steady "stayed positive" during its set. Along the way there were mud dancers and more than a few fashion Do's and Don'ts. Photos by Keegan Hamilton and Nick Lucchesi.
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!!! performing and engaging a big ass-shaking party.
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By Keegan Hamilton
!!! performing and engaging a big ass-shaking party.

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Fleet Foxes perform during the 3 p.m. hour. The band's four and five-part harmonies translated surprisingly well in the festival atmosphere. Read the review here.
By Keegan Hamilton
Fleet Foxes perform during the 3 p.m. hour. The band's four and five-part harmonies translated surprisingly well in the festival atmosphere. Read the review here.
The rain turned one of the baseball fields at Chicago's Union Park into a mess of mud, sand and wood chips. This group would get dirtier as the day progressed.
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By Keegan Hamilton
The rain turned one of the baseball fields at Chicago's Union Park into a mess of mud, sand and wood chips. This group would get dirtier as the day progressed.

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Washing off at the FUZE hydration tent.
By Nick Lucchesi
Washing off at the FUZE hydration tent.
Fashion Do: Short shorts or basketball jersey. Fashion Don't: Wear both at the same time, looking like a pudgy member of the 1981 Los Angeles Lakers.
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By Nick Lucchesi
Fashion Do: Short shorts or basketball jersey. Fashion Don't: Wear both at the same time, looking like a pudgy member of the 1981 Los Angeles Lakers.

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There was no one standing within 20 feet of this guy.
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By Nick Lucchesi
There was no one standing within 20 feet of this guy.

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About 17,000 people filed through the gates of Pitchfork Music Festival on Saturday. Here is the line to get in the front gate about 11 a.m.
By Nick Lucchesi
About 17,000 people filed through the gates of Pitchfork Music Festival on Saturday. Here is the line to get in the front gate about 11 a.m.
Covered in mud.
By Nick Lucchesi
Covered in mud.
British rapper Dizzee Rascal.
By Keegan Hamilton
British rapper Dizzee Rascal.
Caribou's normally icy songs felt warmer to the early afternoon crowd. Maybe because during their set, the sun came out.
By Nick Lucchesi
Caribou's normally icy songs felt warmer to the early afternoon crowd. Maybe because during their set, the sun came out.