Festivals take preparation. Aside from packing your knives and drugs, the most important thing to do is take a look at that schedule and figure out what your priorities are.
There’s a bitter joy that comes with planning for a music festival with a stacked lineup. The long list of performers on the bill that built up enough excitement to warrant getting a three-day pass had to be distributed into a schedule, and as great as the lineup was, the schedule can never be perfect. Organizers do their best, but there will always be conflicts between acts you want to see. We have pretty diverse tastes here at P&P, and it just makes the decision-making process harder – how do you decide between a hip-hop act and a punk rock band, or a singer-songwriter and experimental electronic music?
We’re covering the Pitchfork Music Festival this year and decided to get what we’ll be seeing this weekend down on paper to help whoever else is going’s decision-making easer, or just to be argued with. Obviously, there is no way we’ll end up sticking to this schedule because festivals are long and we have terrible attention spans, but this is the plan.
Hit “next” or click the pictures to see our ideal schedule…