Governors Ball 2018 Saturday pics (The Gaslight Anthem, Pusha T, more)
The 2018 edition of Governors Ball continued on Saturday (6/2) with sets from The Gaslight Anthem, Pusha T (who replaced Brockhampton when they cancelled their US tour dates), Silk City (Mark Ronson and Diplo), Cut Copy, Kelela, The Menzingers, Moses Sumney, and more. The rain that threatened all afternoon held off until the final sets of the night, Travis Scott and The Gaslight Anthem. Rain has plagued GovBall before: Sunday of the 2016 edition was cancelled due to rain and flooding, and Friday of the 2013 edition was cut short for the same reason (if you were there, you likely remember the mud that persisted all weekend, too).
Like they did at a very intimate show at Bowery Ballroom on Thursday (5/31), The Gaslight Anthem played their most loved album, The ’59 Sound, in full at Governors Ball.
As good as a handful of other Gaslight Anthem albums are, The ’59 Sound really was the one where they were firing on all cylinders, where every little thing fell into place perfectly, and the band made it feel just like the old days when they played it last night. They weren’t rusty, they didn’t seem bummed out on doing the nostalgia thing — they just tore through song after song with all the energy you’d hope for.
Read our review of the Bowery show in full HERE.
According to Billboard, The Menzingers gave The Gaslight Anthem a shout out earlier in the afternoon, too.
The Menzingers are about to close out their afternoon set with their Springsteen-ian rocker “Lookers,” but first, there’s a little shout out to the Asbury Park legends that are actually playing in a few hours. “Who’s ready for Gaslight Anthem later?” yells frontman Greg Barnett. A good deal of this crowd most certainly came out to see Gaslight’s nightcap set, so of course they’re ready to go hard for a Menzingers track that’s basically a big, nostalgic love letter to Asbury. “This one’s for the people across the river,” salutes Barnett before launching into “Lookers.”
As for Pusha T, while he didn’t play either of his Drake-dissing tracks, “The Story of Adidon” or “Infared,” attendees greeted his arrival onstage with chants of “fuck Drake” that continued in gaps between songs.
Check out pictures from Saturday at Governors Ball in the gallery above.
Governors Ball wraps up on Sunday, and some sets are streaming live. Catch up on the rest of our coverage with pictures, videos, and reviews of Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Jack White HERE, and more pictures from Friday HERE.