August 3, 2018 / 10:50 pm

Best Artist Remarks at Pitchfork Festival 2018

Pitchfork Festival is a great place to see your favorite artists directly respond to their audience. You get to see them standing just feet away from you and what? Kevin Parker is drinking the same water as you? Even the smallest or most mundane murmurs can bring you closer to the artist and change what you think of the artist and their work. The artists at this year’s fest were in good spirits and feeling chatty. If Pitchfork Music Festival 2018 were to turn into a movie, this would be the dialogue!

Julie Byrne to the audience about the rain:

“I wish you could come under here with me. To those of you who stay, I love you. And to those of you who need to leave, I’d probably go with you.”

An intimate moment with Julien Baker:

“Are you guys ever just in the middle of things and then drastically have to change course? That’s not me right now, but…”

Big Thief’s First Remarks:

“The most beautiful crowd I’ve ever seen!”

Zola Jesus as she’s carried down to the crowd by security:

“I love burly men for this reason.”

Blood Orange in response to children with acute music tastes:

“That baby’s hella cute.” – Blood Orange

Ravyn Lenae making the audience promise to be good:

“Move your body, sing the lyrics.”

Kweku Collins loves Chicago:

“You are so loved. Have one, mother****ing, helluva day.”

In response to the front of house engineer:

“We love him more than Alex G does!” – Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast

D.R.A.M. asking the real question:

“Do we love sentimental, Pitchfork?”

Answer: Yes, we do!