Pitchfork Music Festival Day 1: photo gallery

The dangerous heat wave engulfing Chicago did not keep festival-goers from attending the first day of the three-day event in Union Park.

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Fans pack Union Park in the West Loop on day 1 on the Pitchfork Music Festival, despite a scorching heat wave in Chicago.

Fans pack Union Park in the West Loop on day 1 on the Pitchfork Music Festival, despite a scorching heat wave in Chicago.

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Pitchfork Music Festival got under way Friday amid a scorching heat wave in Chicago.

Diehard fans filled Union Park to catch their favorite bands while trying to stay cool and hydrated. Misting stations, free water bottle refills and handheld fans were popular ways to beat the heat.

Here’s a look at day one of the three-day fest:

Pusha-T performs on day one of the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park, July 19, 2019.

Pusha-T performs on day one of the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park, July 19, 2019.

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Mavis Staples performs on day one of the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park, July 19, 2019.

Mavis Staples performs on day one of the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park, July 19, 2019.

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Great Black Music Ensemble performs on day one of the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park, July 19, 2019.

Great Black Music Ensemble performs on day one of the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park, July 19, 2019.

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Rico Nasty performs on day one of the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park, July 19, 2019.

Rico Nasty performs on day one of the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park, July 19, 2019.

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Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park, July 19, 2019.

Festival-goers refill their water bottles at Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park, July 19, 2019.

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Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park, July 19, 2019. One fan takes advantage of a misting station to beat the miseralbel heat wave in Chicago. | Santiago Covarrubias/For the Sun-Times

Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park, July 19, 2019. One fan takes advantage of a misting station to beat the miseralbel heat wave in Chicago.

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The CTA provided air conditioned “cooling buses” for Pitchfork Music Festival attendees on the first day of the music festival. Fans braved record-setting temperatures in Chicago, July 19, 2019.

The CTA’s air conditioned “cooling buses” at Pitchfork Music Festival were a welcome site for attendees on the first day of the music festival. Fans braved record-setting temperatures in Chicago, July 19, 2019.

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Music lovers used fans and other means to stay cool during the massive Chicago heat wave that coincided with the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park, July 19, 2019.

Music lovers used fans to stay cool during the massive Chicago heat wave that coincided with the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park, July 19, 2019.

Santiago Covarrubias/For the Sun-Times

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