July 19, 2008

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.
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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
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.
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 performed for about 30 minutes before Public Enemy took the stage Friday, July 18, 2008 at Pitchfork Music Festival.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
The engaged crowd during Public Enemy.
By Nick Lucchesi
The engaged crowd during Public Enemy.
Dance to the Enemy.
By Nick Lucchesi
Dance to the Enemy.
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
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.
At the urging of the hype man, the crowd raised 'em up.
By Nick Lucchesi
At the urging of the hype man, the crowd raised 'em up.
Flavor Flav performs during Public Enemy's set on Friday, July 18, 2008 at Chicago's Pitchfork Music Festival.
By Nick Lucchesi
Flavor Flav performs during Public Enemy's set on Friday, July 18, 2008 at Chicago's Pitchfork Music Festival.