Pitchfork Wrap-up

I’ll take a guess and say that very few MetroBlogging readers attended the Pitchfork Music Festival (prove me wrong and leave a comment). I had plenty of yard work and house fixing to do but blew all of that off for some sun, beer and music, music, music! The festival has been well-covered in the papers and on the blogs and I’ll echo that it did seem more crowded than last year, at times the food and washroom lines were very long, sound problems existed during many of the sets and the Balance Stage was far too cramped for the popular performers.

Menomena
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Stephen Malkmus
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That being said the weekend was a blast with non-stop artists from the very quiet to the very loud. There were plenty of great sets and a few stinkers too. Of course there were choices to be made and I couldn’t see everyone. My favorites included Sonic Youth and their incredible “Daydream Nation” set, The Twilight Sad, Voxtrot, Girl Talk, Menomena, Of Montreal and New Pornographers. Others that turned in exceptional slots were Grizzly Bear, Fujiya & Miyagi, The Ponys, Junior Boys, Jamie Lidell, Stephen Malkmus and De La Soul. Whew, that was a lot to cover in nearly twenty hours at Union Park. See you next year!

The Twilight Sad
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Of Montreal
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3 Comments so far

  1. el moco (unregistered) on July 16th, 2007 @ 9:48 pm

    I went to the first day, only to see Sonic Youth. not surprisingly, there were alot of 30+ people drunk off their asses at that show. it really sucked that the blue line was down, because at 11:00 sharp they kicked everyone out, and the mob of people at the El station was…..smelly like hipster smelly.

    oh, and sonic youth kicked ass!!!!


  2. revdave (unregistered) on July 18th, 2007 @ 4:10 pm

    I read this site AND I was at pitchfork so hows about that. They do a pretty good job there with crowd control etc. Always have enough space it seems. The real problem was sound production this year.


  3. DC Metblog Darpino (unregistered) on July 21st, 2007 @ 3:28 pm

    Flew in from DC just for Slint and Sonic Youth on Friday. “Daydreamn Nation” was asolutely fantastic!

    We went to see Slint play again on Saturday at Abbey Pub – “Spiderland” sounded way more rocking there.

    Glad to hear the rest of the fest went well.



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