That’s a wrap of the 2017 edition of Pitchfork Music Festival. Surprise guests, glorious fashion, stellar performances from every genre and generation of music, unexpected dance parties and unexpected tears—Pitchfork once again put together a memorable weekend. Here are ten standouts moments from a weekend full of them.
Cherry Glazerr singer Clementine Creevy made quite the entrance as she graced the stage on all fours to the tune of “Toxic” by Britney Spears. Creevy completed her cat-like arrival by hissing and flicking her tongue to the crowd’s cheers. Her grand entrance broke the ice for those new to Creevy’s stage persona, it also made it less shocking when she told the crowd to jokingly “shut the f*** up!”
LCD Soundsystem’s Too Much Love
The legendary group’s return to Chicago was exhilarating from start to finish. Though some of the most fun came from in between songs. Frontman James Murphy’s antics were on full display as he repeatedly introduced his band members in the crowd and ad-libbed spontaneous quips into classic songs. The most laughs came from Murphy and fellow member Nancy Whang taking a good amount of time to make sure the crowd was feeling okay—not “how are you doing tonight?” more of “are you sure you’re okay?” Either one was still met with cheers from the enamored crowd.
Mitski’s moment of emotion
Tears and emotions are to be expected when seeing artists with songs as personal and heart-wrenching as Mitski’s. But not often do those emotions come from the artist themselves. In between songs Mitski stopped more than once to address the crowd and thank them for their support and allowing her to live her dream. Mitski’s transparent lyricism makes her music easily relatable but her moment of candidness on Saturday left no dry eyes.
Parliament won’t give up the funk
The funk-master George Clinton’s set at Pitchfork was a…