It rained, we saw, we konked out. The first day of the Pitchfork Music Festival will be remembered for some excellent performances and for a couple hours of rain that made many festival attendees realize just how irritating Saturday’s call for rain will be. Yet despite the weather, we were not deterred. Peter Margasak was there right at the start to snap a photo of the gates opening on to a muddy field, Miles Raymer was off to the side of Clams Casino’s set watching Danny Brown chilling (and possibly smoking weed) with fans, and a Dirty Projectors set recalled the H.O.R.D.E. indie-jam music festivals of the 90s. While we were reporting live from the festival, our photographers were in the trenches, right in front of the stage, getting some great snapshots of the acts that played. Click below the jump to see a slideshow of photos from the first day of the festival. And go here to see photos from Saturday (day two) and here for photos from Sunday (day three).