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TVD Live: Pitchfork Music Festival, 7/20–7/22

DAY ONE: Friday, July 20 | The Pitchfork Music Festival kicked off around 1:00PM on Friday afternoon at Union Park in Chicago. The forecast held a looming threat of rain all weekend, which most festival goers seemed to come prepared for.

The rain started to pour as The Curls, the first act of the festival, took to the Green Stage. We continued to trek back and forth throughout the afternoon with the rain always seeming to conveniently start right as each act would begin their set.

Lucy Dacus began her set a little early stating, “If it starts raining again we’re leaving because we’re not about to get electrocuted,” kicking off with her catchy track “Addictions.” I was looking forward to catching her set, and even more excited when I noticed on bass was Philly’s own Dominic Angelella filling in.

Continuing the fest with a diverse collection on female artists, Julie Byrne was the first act to open up the Blue Stage. Beginning her set seated and solo, she won over the crowd easily with her soothing Laura Marling vibes. Soon after she was joined on stage with a violinist, synth player, and harpist.

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