Interesting show, really. Some great sets, some real disappointments, but the great sets made up for them.
First off, Boris decimated the show. This is an instance where it really matters who you ask about how it went because a lot of people I know scoffed their performance, but in general they don't listen to the band anyway. They put on a hell of a set. Real bassy metal opened and closed with a gigantic gong. It was glorious.
Of course Animal Collective blew everything up. It had a lot of dazzling lights and from start to finish, was a nonstop set. From here on out, I will make it a personal resolve to never miss them again. They also played some off of Panda Bear's "Person Pitch," which was pretty exciting.
Cut Copy was a no show. Atlas Sound and some other guys tried to provide solace by suggesting they could play an improv set and see how cool it would turn out, but by then, most people decided to leave. My friends and I skipped Spoon entirely, they just don't do a whole lot for me, and my friends weren't really into them.
Fuck Buttons was a major surprise. They put on a great set, despite being a little set back from technical problems, but when they got out, they were phenomenal. I hadn't heard them going in, but I'm all over their shit now.
!!! was standout amazing, and Dizzee Rascal got the crowd pretty hyped up.
Public Enemy was OK, but really, it was a bad vibe. You've got Pitchfork crowd kids, motherfuckers in ironic t-shirts and goofy sunglasses, and it was clear that PE was just there to get paid then promptly get the fuck out. Professor Griff didn't even rap, just stood back by the onstage soldiers (the PE standard). The album is great, but the performance felt rushed. Not to mention, at the end before they were done, Flava Flav went on a long speech about the evils of racism to a sea of pale white people.
Fucking elbow to elbow, though. Hopefully the next few lineups get worse in terms of obscurity so I can either not go or go and it won't be so packed.