Prancing and screeching across the stage in a neon green suit and his new blond, bowl-cut wig, Tyler, the Creator stole the show on Gov Ball 2019’s inaugural night. Without special guests or a backing band, the ever-eccentric rapper captivated the crowd with songs from his just-released new album, “IGOR,” as well as fan favorites from his deep catalog. Although “IGOR” has only been out for a couple of weeks, the audience knew many of the lyrics and shouted along fervently — to the heartfelt appreciation of the seemingly surprised Tyler, who also served as his own hype man. [Variety]

The 2019 edition of Governors Ball kicked off on Friday (5/31) at Randall's Island, which was only muddy in spots after the previous night's rain. Tyler, The Creator headlined, and the day also included sets from Lil Wayne (who cancelled his Rolling Loud set a few weeks ago, and didn't show up for his Panorama set, also at Randall's Island, last summer) Gesaffelstein, The Voidz (who we just caught at playing an intimate set at Market Hotel earlier this week), Brockhampton, Jorja Smith, Blood Orange, Mitski, The Internet, Jessie Reyez, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Amber Mark, Injury Reserve, and more. Check out pictures from Friday in the gallery above, and a few video clips below.

Governors Ball continues through the weekend, and the set times are here.


photos by Toby Tenenbaum for Randall's Island Park and Gretchen Robinette

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