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Pitchfork Day 2 – The War on Drugs , Kelela, Blood Orange, & More

Photo: Angela Romano
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Pitchfork Day Two began with Chicago locals Paul Cherry. It was early and I ran into a childhood friend along with his fiance, the perfect start to a long day of music.

Berhana took the stage with his perfect smile wooing the crowd. Zola Jesus, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Nilfuer Yanya, Circuit Des Yeux, Moses Sumney, Raphael Saadiq were all artists I was unfamiliar with but they won me over with their live performances.

Blood Orange had everyone grooving with his smooth soul. The War on Drugs was one of the many reasons I wanted to cover Pitchfork in the first place. The band is the perfect rainy day-drinking-coffee- by-the-window-while-the-record-is-spinning kind of band. There are days when I listen to their song “Disappearing” on repeat.

Goddess Kelela was my favorite artist of the day to photograph. I was already smitten, but then she played “Blue Light” while I was in the photo pit and it made my entire day.

Fleet Foxes closed out the night but I was not one of the lucky photographers who were hand picked to photograph them. So I went into VIP to double fist free Don Julio cocktails… then I ran into my favorite Blackhawks player. Sorry Fleet Foxes, but I came up Milhouse on this one.

Check out the gallery from Day 2 below:

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