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  • Pitchfork Festival 2011: Sunday
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Deerhunter

Pitchfork Fest’s final day was a scorcher. We’re still recovering, but our tireless photog Graeme Flegenheimer braved the heat to deliver pics of Ariel Pink, Baths, Cut Copy, Deerhunter, How To Dress Well, Kurt Vile, Kylesa, Shabazz Palaces, Superchunk, TV On The Radio, Twin Sister, and Yuck. Sorry, no OFWGKTA. Check out the scenes in the gallery above.

Comments (3)
  1. Deerhunter were great. It was extremely hot. The only thing that sucked was that the first set I saw all weekend, Tune-yards, was probably the best set I witnessed. Animal Collective were better than I expected, if only because I’d heard bad things about their festival sets (and Panda Bear sucked last year), so I had low expectations. I’d say the last four main stage sets of the night last night (Superchunk, Deerhunter, Cut Copy, TVotR) were all a pretty good way to end the weekend. Also, it seems like it’s more and more crowded every year. This is the seventh I’ve been to, going back to when it was the Intonation Festival in 2005, and this was as crowded as I’ve seen it.

  2. I streamed most of the festival this year and the park looked like one big crowd. Couldn’t imagine navigating between different stages. Seems like they’ll need to find a larger venue.

    I was most excited to stream Destroyer’s set and WOW if that wasn’t just a slam-dunk of a set. Dan whipping out the lyric sheet for Bay of Pigs and reading off it for the finale.

    Apparently i need to go listen to w h o k i l l

    • Navigation wasn’t too bad, really. The red and green stages are right next to each other. We grabbed a spot between both sound booths, and while we were kinda far from each, we could see and hear both stages fine without moving. I’d have like to have been closer for Deerhunter and Superchunk, but it was a good spot to see both without having to move.

      But there’s a lot of park space at the opposite end of the main field, and the concessions are far enough away that they don’t crowd up from people watching the performances.

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