A headlining set by tUnE-yArDs as the highlight of the night, while Patrick Watson left the crowd impressed as patrons flooded out of the Krannert theater buzzing about the show. White Reaper played to a packed room at the Channing Murray Foundation, putting on the most energetic set that happened at the Channing Murray venue. Beach Slang struggled through a tiresome set but remained upbeat about the performances, keeping the set light and interactive with the crowd, but they were dealt with a set time that stretched across 1 a.m., having to play to an exhausted crowd that began to trickle out towards the end of the band’s set.
As one of the main days of the festival, behind Saturday and Sunday, Friday seemed quick with just a handful of bands performing. Gearing up for Saturday, the allure of a big-name like tUnE-yArDs and the variety of sets from White Reaper to Zola Jesus were good preparation for the brunt of Pygmalion happening on Saturday.
Check out some photos from Day Three, taken by Joe Plukarski, Elena Wentworth, and Sean Neumann: