Saturday's torrential downpour made a mess out of the Union Park field, but apart from the mud, the Pitchfork event was one of the cleanest music festivals you'll ever see. Normally, festival grounds are littered with empty beer cans, trash, and remnants of a weekend filled with debauchery.
At Pitchfork, the crowd was a civilized one. Sure, there were some obviously intoxicated people dressed up in dinosaur suits roaming around looking to party, but when it was time to dispose of their cups, they used the recycling bins. It's a seemingly insignificant detail, but it was really a reflection of a bigger mindset present at Pitchfork. The crowd was there to have fun, but things never got out of control like they do at so many other festivals.