At the start of yesterday, the collective outlook by most people I talked to at the Pitchfork Music Festival was, “This is going to be a giant pain in the ass.” Two giant, half-hour-long rainfalls left the fields in Union Park muddy, the hot air, the rest of the day muggy, and the shirts and underwear of the audience clingy. It also created a mud pit that, thanks to Liturgy’s set, spawned one of the most lasting images from this year’s festival.

And there were many terrific sets the rest of the day: Miles Raymer saw seven people’s heads explode during a Pharoahe Monch drop in a Flying Lotus set, Leor Galil caught Atlas Moth’s head-to-head screaming match, Kevin Warwick admitted that Sleigh Bells is actually really good live, I saw Lake Michigan part behind 16-millimeter reels during Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s set, and when Mara Shalhoup wasn’t hiding from the rain in the elite-pass field house, she was making requests for Sleigh Bells workout videos. And everyone had their fair share of Danny Brown sightings.

Check out some photos and a slideshow of yesterday’s proceedings after the jump. And check here for photos from day one (Friday) and here for photos from day three(Sunday).