The three day festival in Chicago that attracts thousands of music lovers from all over the country, features genres of music such as indie rock, hip-hop, and electronica, Pitchfork 2014 did not disappoint.
I chose to join the madness Sunday out of the weekend to see some of my all time favorite artists Kendrick Lamar, Earl Sweatshirt, Schoolboy Q and Real Estate.
Planning the perfect outfit well in advance is unarguably one of the best parts of going to a summer music fest!
Here is what I chose below.
Crop Top: Rue 21
Shorts: High-waisted, Hollister
Earrings & Ring: Wet Seal
Fanny Pack: Greenfields
Flower headband: Wet Seal
Let’s take a look at some of the best trends most prominent among the many bohemian festival goers…
“Odd Future” tank tops dedicated to Earl Sweatshirt were infinite throughout the mass crowds
Fisherman hats in all colors and patterns…
It’s no secret that the infamous Chuck Taylor’s have made a well-established comeback, but only a few could be found with unique designs
Tribal shirts and Men’s Chinos found in an array of pastel colors were all the craze
As well as the classic tropical… (insert whimsical pattern here)… button down shirts
Some of the most memorable moments was when Grimes played “Genesis” and “Oblivion”, two of her top hits from the album “Visions (2012)”. The feeling was hypnagogic as I closed my eyes to let every note sink into my whole being. Any frequent festival goer can relate that there is no better feeling than hearing one of your favorite songs performed live…especially in a summer laid-back ambiance known as Union Park in Chicago surrounded by people with the same musical devotion.
Grimes performing below.
The crowd was previously more hype as people were being violently pushed from side to side as Earl Sweatshirt dominated the stage with songs like “VCR” and (my personal favorite) “WHOA”.
Earl Sweatshirt performing below as Pitchfork workers attempt to control the rambunctious crowd.
Other performers that attracted the biggest turn out was DJ Spinn, Slowdive and DIIV.
Oh yes, this will be going down as a top event of summer 2014.