Tuesday, July 22, 2008

2008 Pitchfork Festival--Union Park, Chicago, Illinois (Friday)

The last post signed off with "...my flight leaves in two hours, see you all soon." That was last Friday, which was also the first day of the 2008 Pitchfork Festival. Scheduled for that evening was Mission of Burma playing their 1982 album Vs, Sebadoh's Bubble and Scrape, and an encore by Public Enemy, performing their classic It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back. I had a ticket, I had a flight, I was set to be in Chicago with plenty of time to spare. I arrived at Reagan National Airport at 2pm. I will save you all the trouble of describing what then unfolded, but after a series of cancellations, delays, and disappointments my flight for Chicago eventually left at 10:45pm. Needless to say, I missed the show and was not happy (burn in hell, United). So we are without an appropriate Friday post. I did find a decent writeup surprisingly turned in by USA Today. And not to be outdone, Jim from Louisville was there and captured a nice, quick video of Public Enemy's set. As stated, I did arrive in Chicago late Friday night and was there for every awesome moment the rest of the weekend had to offer, so an appropriate recap will be up soon.



Tankboy said...

Heh, my friend Althea wrote that USA Today write-up.

Alex said...

She did a great job. I was surprised that USA Today covered it outside of a quick blurb.

Matt said...

Hey Jimmy Valpo and a video camera? I thought he wasn't allowed such a device as a condition of his parole/sex offender registry.

Bill V said...

That is for sure a travel bummer!

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