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Pitchfork Music Festival 2006 Day One In Pictures

By Scott Smith in Arts & Entertainment on Jul 30, 2006 4:46PM

2006_07_pitchfork.jpgApproximately 17,000 indie rock fans now have tans thanks to the 2006 Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago’s Union Park.

With temps in the 90s all day long and plenty of humidity radiating off the bodies of a sold-out crowd, Day One was a sweat-filled celebration of some of the best indie rock has to offer, including Chicago groups like Hot Machines and Chin Up Chin Up. Many attendees lined up to enter the park as the gates opened.

Standout sets today came courtesy of Hot Machines, Art Brut, Ted Leo, and The Futureheads. Silver Jews were a solid fest-closer and the novel approaches of Mountain Goats and Man Man turned in performances that made the fest worth braving the heat.

We’ll have more coverage on Monday and Tuesday, but for now, here’s a Flickr set from Day One.