The last day of Panorama Music Festival was similar to the first two -- calm and easy. By that point, everyone had found a rhythmic routine and were prepared for the last day. With such great acts lined up once again, it was hard to say goodbye... But with LCD Soundsystem headlining the final night, there's no doubt that we went out with a bang.
LCD Soundsystem promised us that because they were on a tight curfew, they were going to shut up in between songs and make their fans happy with all of their hits -- and they did just that. Incredible music along with smokey lights and an enormous disco ball made it feel more like a dance party rather than a concert.
Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats
Can these guys party or what?! Not only did the singer-songwriter from Missouri sing his heart out and play the guitar like it was his last time ever, but he also pulled some wicked, unexpected dance moves during the instrumental breaks...
Run The Jewels
I think I can slide Run The Jewels into my top five favorite acts of the weekend. They had such an incredible energy and were just really... nice.
Is that a weird thing to say? Well they came off as really kind people who looked happy to be there, and anyone who knows me knows that the attitude/vibes that I feel from an artist heavily decide how much I like them. They consistently interacted with the crowd, complimented each other, and couldn't stop smiling the entire set. I just wanted to give them a giant hug.
Oh Sia... Will we ever be able to see ya? Look, her voice was incredible live. It was insanely good. And the way she had different actors and dancers come out for each song was pretty cool. But the whole "I'm hiding my face behind a wig and standing in the corner" shtick might be getting a little overplayed and tired. It's not even mysterious -- I googled a photo of her face last night. I totally know what she looks like. We know, This Is Acting,
but don't forget that you're still a musician,
so please don't let the music fall into the background.
In case you don't know, SZA is the artist who sings on Rihanna's steamy ANTI
album opener, "Consideration," AKA my favorite song on the album, so I had to see her. And boy, am I glad I did. She pranced around stage and effortlessly sang her heart out, filling up The Pavilion tent with her sultry voice.
The Front Bottoms
I had to show some New Jersey pride and catch The Front Bottoms (represent!) and they just keep getting better. With their quick rise to fame, they remain modest and played all of their songs that make you want to rock out with your best friend from high school.