5 memorable moments from day two of Pitchfork Music Festival 2017

Natalie Kuchik - AXS Contributor
Av: AXS Contributor Jul 16, 2017 1 week ago
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Day two of the Pitchfork Music Festival was a lot more crowded than the first day. That's not surprising since Saturday had the best lineup of the weekend. On day two A Tribe Called Quest played one of their first shows in over a year, and longtime musician PJ Harvey put on a stellar performance that might end up being the best of the weekend. 

On day one of Pitchfork Music Festival 2017 there were some things that needed to be ironed out. One was the long lines. It was taking people over an hour to get inside the festival grounds, but that did not seem to be a problem on Saturday. On the second day they opened up another entrance, which helped a lot. It was good of the festival to realize their mistake, and fix it for Saturday's sold out crowd. 

Aside from PJ Harvey's amazing performance, Francis and the Lights also put on a good show over on the smaller blue stage. At one point he even climbed a tall tree and sang from it. They weren't the only two artists that stood out. Listed below are some more memorable moments from day two of Pitchfork Music Festival 2017. 

  • Jeff Rosenstock has no filter
    First, it has to be said that Jeff Rosenstock was the biggest surprise of the day. Without knowing who he is, one might think, "Okay, this i
    Jackie Lee Young

    First, it has to be said that Jeff Rosenstock was the biggest surprise of the day. Without knowing who he is, one might think, "Okay, this is going to be another indie singer-songwriter set." Nope. It was a full-on punk rock show, and the crowd loved every minute. 

    Second, singer Jeff Rosenstock has no filter. The guy is hilarious, and spouted off some random, yet funny sentiments. At one point he even told the crowd how much they got paid to do this festival. He also beat a Trump doll with his guitar, and at one point went out into the crowd to play the sax in a sea of people. 

    He also said whoever booked them probably got fired over it. I hope not because they were so different than most of the other acts that performed this weekend and it was nice to see a little punk rock at Pitchfork. 

  • A Tribe Called Quest pay homage to Phife Dawg
    One of the first things A Tribe Called Quest said before beginning their set was, "We gonna dedicate this to Phife." 
Throughout their entir
    Alexa Viscius

    One of the first things A Tribe Called Quest said before beginning their set was, "We gonna dedicate this to Phife." 

    Throughout their entire headlining performance the rap group sprinkled in homages to the group's former member Phife Dawg, who passed away just over a year ago. One way they paid homage was by having a fourth mic on stage that went unused. 

    At one point during their Pitchfork Music Festival set, A Tribe Called Quest darkened the stage and had only a single spotlight shine down. They then played a vocal recording of Phife rapping his verse from "Butter." 

    This was one of their first performances since losing Phife, and based off their set its easy to see he may be gone, but he's long from forgotten. 

  • Angel Olsen brings her dreamy sound to Pitchfork
    There's a light and dreamy quality to Angel Olsen's music, and those qualities were amplified during her live performance at Pitchfork. Asid
    Alexa Viscius

    There's a light and dreamy quality to Angel Olsen's music, and those qualities were amplified during her live performance at Pitchfork. Aside from her stunning and beautiful set, some of the most memorable moments were the random things she said.

    At one point she told the crowd there was a lot on her mind, which might explain some of the random things Olsen brought up. One was how it's hard to be real with real people.

    She also told someone in the crowd (or maybe a photographer) to DM her on Instagram the picture they took. She jokingly told them, "We can develop a relationship together over DM on the down low." 

    The best was when she threw up devil horns and saw someone taking a picture. She asked, "That looks good on camera doesn't it?" Angel Olsen spouting out whatever was on her mind in the moment was refreshing.

  • George Clinton covers Lil Jon & dabs
    George Clinton proved age is nothing but a number. At 75 years-old the Parliament Funkadelic bandleader still has what it takes to put on a
    Kristina Pedersen

    George Clinton proved age is nothing but a number. At 75 years-old the Parliament Funkadelic bandleader still has what it takes to put on a great show. 

    During their set, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic covered Lil Jon's "Get Low," which was kind of amazing to watch him sing those somewhat crude lyrics.

    Towards the end of their set (which ran overtime) Clinton proved he wasn't behind in the times by dabbing. Yep, George Clinton did the dab dance move on stage. It was hilarious, and the audience loved it. 

  • S U R V I V E does Stranger Things
    Those not familiar with the Austin electronic band Survive (stylized S U R V I V E) probably know at least one track by the group. That's be
    Kristina Pedersen

    Those not familiar with the Austin electronic band Survive (stylized S U R V I V E) probably know at least one track by the group. That's because two of their members (Michael Stein and Kyle Dixon) are the minds behind Netflix's "Stranger Things" theme song, and soundtrack. 

    While at Pitchfork Music Festival 2017 they performed some of those tracks, which was hauntingly eerie to hear live. 

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