Additional contributions from Lily Oberman, Ethan Simonoff, and Dan Sloan
You may be wondering why WNUR, based out of Chicago, would choose to send four of its staff to Hopscotch, a music festival in Raleigh—especially in a day-and-age when everyone’s busy talking about the SXSWs and the Pitchforks of the world.
This year’s lineup has some great acts, and the scheduling of it is perfect for Northwestern’s perennially screwed-up academic calendar. The reality is it’s cheaper, it’s less crowded, and so far North Carolina’s done nothing but good by us. And it lets us do what we do best, which is talking about stuff other people don’t always talk about. After the jump, our thoughts on the first night of the festival, with GIFs!