15 gorgeous GIFs from Pitchfork Music Festival 2013
Here's Jehnny Beth of Savages owning all of us.
Photo by Erik Hess
This past weekend's Pitchfork Music Festival was tremendous. From R. Kelly's cavalcade of hits to the muscular fury of Savages in the hot sun to Lil B's doting fans, there were thousands of indelible moments on display in Union Park over the three-day fest.
With help from photographer Erik Hess, Gimme Noise is able to showcase the spirit of our days in GIF form. Here are our 15 favorites.
Already during the early going on Friday, Trash Talk singer Lee Spielman was proving that Pitchfork Fest's 2013 edition wasn't his first microphone-twirling rodeo on the Blue Stage.
Pissed Jeans fans gleefully showing that moshing doesn't have to be serious business.
Compared to the fashion-forward Pitchfork attendees, Twinkie the Kid was lagging behind with his choice of UGGs for the weekend. Didn't seem to bother him any.
It certainly didn't stifle ratcheted up antics of Lil B on the Red Stage.
Here, the BasedWorld reward their Based God for his dedication.
Foxygen's Sam France knows all the cameras are pointed at him, and isn't going to let any photographers go home without a compelling shot.
Another couple of satisfied customers, complete with duck lips and a perma-grin.
Over at the Red Stage, METZ was alleviating one Saturday "Headache" at a time. Alex Edkins's thrashing into eternity could power the entire city of their hometown of Toronto.
Meanwhile, METZ fans busted moves among the trees in a sweaty sea of themselves.
Sure, Savages' singer Jehnny Beth is melting everything in her sight on the Green Stage, but don't sleep on drummer Fay Milton's heroics behind her.
Swans frontman Michael Gira even got the branches moving to his mesmerizing, droning noise. You're welcome.
This Solange fan. Incredible.
Among the unplanned sideshow entertainment there was the bubble guy. Insert joke about keeping it poppin'.
The distinct pleasures of Yo La Tengo's Georgia Hubley on the kit come largely from her own obvious enjoyment.
Finally, the most showmanship you can pack into a wave goodbye, courtesy of R. Kelly. See y'all next July!
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