Last year, when Reader staffers were sitting around discussing how to cover the Pitchfork Music Festival, we realized that, between the beer lines, the blazing heat, and the overlapping sets, no one has the time or energy to catch everything going on. So as part of our massive coverage, we decided to create itineraries of what we planned on doing for a particular day of the festival (this one was my personal favorite). Then we invited readers to do the same, and gave our favorite submitters free three-day passes to the fest. That was pretty successful, so why fix what ain’t broke? That’s why we’re doing it again.
E-mail your hour-by-hour, band-by-band itinerary (a maximum of 200 words per day, please), along with your full name, to email@example.com by the end of Wednesday, July 10. Bonus points for being clever, of course—and feel free to suggest stuff to do at Pitchfork besides watch bands.
Not only will the three people who submit our favorite itineraries each receive a three-day pass, we’ll also print one day of each winner’s itinerary in our July 18 Pitchfork issue. We’ll publish all three days from all three winners online, and we’ll tweet some of the best one-liners in praise or defense of a given band throughout the coming weeks. (Just a heads-up: If you win, we’ll be asking you for a photo we can run with your itinerary.)
If you want to go to the festival for free and for all three days, this is a pretty good (and fun) way to do it. We look forward to reading all the ways you plan on seeing or avoiding R. Kelly, keeping yourself fed and hydrated, and navigating the other assorted obstacles you might encounter at one of the summer’s biggest music festivals.