It’s been a while since we’ve attended a music festival. The last time was two years back, with the same headliner, same island, but a different contender in the NYC festival circuit. We had our reservations about Governor’s Ball, though our experience was tampered by the rainy weather or our enthusiasm for the outdoor festival experience wasn’t amplified with the NYC backdrop. In short, we had our gripes, but an illustrious set from The Killers dusted them away. It’s rival Panorama, which hasn’t been around for that long, has been clearly trying to differentiate itself from the senior Governor’s Ball with a line-up that was across the map. In the midst of an unusually cruel NYC summer, day three was spared from the on-and-off rainy offerings, but too generous with the heat.
We started the day with a peachy set from Shannon and The Clams, who followed after a set from The Downtown Boys, which we missed. Rex Orange County and Mount Kimbie kept us cool while the sun was doing its thing and showering us with its toasty rays. Fleet Foxes and David Byrne had dueling set times but were nice segues to dusk. The xx set the festival off into the night with a dynamic set that also served as the final day of their 2 year-long-tour behind I See You.
We brought along our trusty point-and-shoot and shot a couple of rolls at Panorama as well: