Photos: Solange Goes Red, Nine Inch Nails Dons Black, Iggy Pop Still Shirtless At Day 3 Of FYF
So maybe Day Three didn't have the same star power as Day One (which gave us the one-two punch of Missy Elliott and Bjork), or the emotional weight of Day Two (which saw a Tribe tribute to the late Phife Dawg...as well as Frank Ocean serenading a vaguely forlorn Brad Pitt). But Day Three was as good as any when it came to exhibiting the dynamism of the FYF lineup, and, by extension, the diversity of the L.A. crowd that had come out to witness the spectacle.
The day's highlight was arguably Solange, who came out in a sea of red. Both the stage and her backing band were awash in a deep shade of ruby, which seemed analogous to the sensual and contemplative note that Solange often strikes. Certainly, her much lauded album A Seat at the Table was in full display; on stage, the tone oscillated between the ruminative (like a stirring rendition of "Cranes In The Sky"), to the buoyant (see: the synchronized dance moves on "Losing You"). Check it out for yourself:
Nine Inch Nails, who are sonically divergent from Solange, came out in their customary veil of darkness, with frontman Trent Reznor sporting his usual black t-shirt. The band is coming back from another one of their mysterious sabbaticals, and Sunday was their Welcome Back party. “This is our first real show in three years or so," Reznor said to the crowd, according to Paste Magazine. “We’ve been in the studio…watching the world go crazy, and its been nice to come out here and play.”
Reznor, somewhat counter-intuitively, has no qualms about playing the band's most famous hits, and they were in abundance on Sunday, as NIN doled out such favorites as “Head Like a Hole,” "Closer," and "Hurt."
The elder statesman of the day was, undoubtedly, Iggy Pop, who turned 70 earlier this year. As evidenced in our photos, Iggy isn't giving up his penchant for parading around shirtless, and he still seems as agile as a stray cat. The showmanship remains, too: at moments he got off stage and got up close and personal with the crush of admirers.
Elsewhere, Run The Jewels stepped out with some inflatable props, and Little Dragon's Yukimi Nagano was decked out in a sheer gown that seemed to take a cue from Bjork. If you missed out on FYF, and the above photos are making you regret your decision (or indecision), the festival will likely be back again next year with a similarly stellar lineup. Can we get Missy again?
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