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The 5 Best Moments Of Primavera Sound 2015 Thursday

Just setting a festival in Barcelona means you don’t really have to try as hard. Who doesn’t feel like going to Spain for a festival overlooking the water? Bonnaroo is probably my favorite festival, and while Nashville is cool and the Farm is a special setting, it’s not exactly the allure of Tennessee that has me looking forward to going back in a few weeks. But, anyway, Primavera doesn’t just ride on its attractive location — its lineup this year is getting-out-of-hand good. And part of that comes from the fact that there are your 2014/2015 festival warhorses (Run The Jewels, the Black Keys, James Blake, etc.) mixed in with crazy stuff like the Church or Patti Smith playing Horses in its entirety or, uh, Swans playing a three-hour set. The conflicts also hurt way, way more than your average U.S. festival as a result. So while it hasn’t been possible for me to see everything I’ve wanted to, here are a few of my favorite moments so far.