Posted in music | pictures on June 26, 2012

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Beck/Devendra Banhart at Governors Ball - 6/24/12
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"But the real agenda of Sunday's Governors Ball was a day of crescendos. Separated from Saturday -- a day of computerized repetitions and volume control and equalizer tweaks -- Sunday was for bands building at their own pace. It might be the grunge surges of Cage the Elephant or the strategic crescendos of Explosions in the Sky, but it was hand-played and timed to human impulse. On Sunday, the cheers from the crowd showed how well real-time music-making still moves an audience. Guitars -- in Built to Spill, Cage the Elephant, Alberta Cross -- still grab people." [NY Times]
Governors Ball wrapped up on Randall's Island this past Sunday (6/24) with sets from Beck, Modest Mouse, Explosions in the Sky, Fiona Apple, Built to Spill, a barely recognizable Devendra Banhart, Cults, and more. Pictures of Day 1 are HERE. Pictures of Fiona Apple's set are HERE and Modest Mouse's set are HERE and the rest of Day 2 is below.

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Comments (21)

How were Beck's thetan levels?

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 4:32 PM

Brobible.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 4:37 PM

No way this becomes NYC's Lolla, but it certainly has a chance of becoming a Sasquatch or Outside Lands type festival. Very happy with year 2

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 4:39 PM

"No way this becomes NYC's Lolla, but it certainly has a chance of becoming a Sasquatch or Outside Lands type festival. Very happy with year 2"

this confuses me. do you mean the size of the festival? sasquatch is far superior to lolla, been to both

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 4:48 PM

I think Sasquatch and Lolla each have their pros and cons (I've also been to both.) One Lolla advantage is the convenience of leaving Grant Park and walking 2 blocks to a nice air conditioned hotel room.

The problem with Lolla, and it's a really big problem, is that in their effort to be a little different from other summer festivals, the organizers fail to book the best acts. The lineup for the past 2 years has been ok, but depending on your taste, Coachella, Sasquatch and Bonaroo all seem to have better headliners lately.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 4:59 PM

I only went on Sunday and had a fantastic time. My favorite sets were Phantogram, BTS, and a surprising Fiona Apple.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 5:00 PM

beck set list?

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 5:02 PM

sick DIIV shirt on dude from devendra

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 5:13 PM

I had low expectations for Beck - he slayed!

Black Tambourine
Gamma Ray
Soul of a Man
Hotwax
Girl
Sissyneck
Modern Guilt
Soldier Jane
The Golden Age
Lost Cause
Sunday Sun
Jack-Ass
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Posted by Tumbleweed | June 26, 2012 5:14 PM

"The problem with Lolla, and it's a really big problem, is that in their effort to be a little different from other summer festivals, the organizers fail to book the best acts."

doesnt lolla pre-date most of these festivals? meaning, arent they supposed to be the norm?

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 5:19 PM

The things I would do to that woman from Phantogram:
Support her emotionally and in her career, rub her feet with pumice, her taxes, make her one of those dinners where you have to go to like three different stores for all the ingredients, and call when I said I would.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 5:28 PM

lol, that DIIV shirt

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 6:06 PM

killing it

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 6:20 PM

Great last photo of Beck. He looks into it

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 6:22 PM

i would destroy those two whores in Phantogram and Jezebels. hot POA

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2012 1:44 AM

Beck killed it, and Joey Waronker's a fucking drum wizard. That whole band is phenomenal.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2012 8:48 AM

Yeah anyone hating on Beck was obviously not there. Such a solid performance, and everyone there was dancing and jumping around

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2012 8:56 AM

beards rock

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2012 9:12 AM

Prolapsed rectum?! I hardly knew 'em.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2012 9:17 AM

I love the balloons.

Posted by jordon | July 28, 2013 1:00 PM

best music for the fans. great site and post.

Posted by inflora condo | October 13, 2013 12:57 AM

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