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Pitchfork Music Festival 2013 in photos

A photo essay on the 2013 Pitchfork Music Festival.

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Killer Mike (WBEZ/Andrew Gill)

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Killer Mike

A Killer Mike fan (WBEZ/Andrew Gill)

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A Killer Mike fan

Sam France of Foxygen (WBEZ/Andrew Gill)

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Sam France of Foxygen

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Dev Hynes of Blood Orange (WBEZ/Andrew Gill)

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Dev Hynes of Blood Orange

Festival volunteers hand out water bottles on Sunday. (WBEZ/Andrew Gill)

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Festival volunteers hand out water bottles on Sunday.

From the smell of things, this was a popular presence at the festival. (WBEZ/Andrew Gill)

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From the smell of things, this was a popular presence at the festival.

Jake Austen and his Chic-a-go-go collaborators filmed a movie during the festival. (WBEZ/Andrew Gill)

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Jake Austen and his Chic-a-go-go collaborators filmed a movie during the festival.

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Solange (WBEZ/Andrew Gill)

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Solange

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(WBEZ/Andrew Gill)

Alex Edkins of Metz (WBEZ/Andrew Gill)

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Alex Edkins of Metz

El-P (WBEZ/Andrew Gill)

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El-P

Waxahatchee (WBEZ/Andrew Gill)

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Waxahatchee

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Phosphorescent (WBEZ/Andrew Gill)

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Phosphorescent

Autry Fulbright II of ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of The Dead (WBEZ/Andrew Gill)

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Autry Fulbright II of ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of The Dead

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R. Kelly fans (WBEZ/Andrew Gill)

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R. Kelly fans

R. Kelly (WBEZ/Andrew Gill)

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R. Kelly

Backstage during R. Kelly's performance (WBEZ/Andrew Gill)

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Backstage during R. Kelly’s performance

R. Kelly fans listen from outside the festival. (WBEZ/Andrew Gill)

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R. Kelly fans listen from outside the festival

Andrew Gill is a web producer for WBEZ. Follow him @andrewgill

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