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Maxim Gets Muddy At Governors Ball

In NYC this weekend Nas had a homecoming, Kanye dropped new tracks, and Guns N' Roses shredded (kinda).

(All photos: Cameron Berkman)

The relatively-unknown Freddie Gibbs started up Sunday with an impressive flow and bottomless well of energy. 

This energy was kept up by Cold War Kids, who jerk around the stage like electric football pieces without missing a note. 

Gary Clark Jr., who is no stranger to big crowds on lots of drugs after performing with The Rolling Stones, effortlessly destroyed his hour-long set, getting sounds out of his guitar that seem more almost impossible. 

This is the "Silent Disco." You strap on some headphones that DJs are mixing directly into and dance around to music that nobody outside can hear. It's the perfect destination for anyone who wants to look like a world-class bozo. 

Between this and a giant stand-up bass, Beirut creates the best music you can possibly make with comically sized instruments.

The xx dropped their moody jams at stomach-rumbling volumes just as it was getting dark. Luckily for them, that's the moodiest time of day. 

Kanye closed out the festival in front of eleventy trillion people, and he did so in the most Kanye way ever: opening and closing with the same (new) song, ranting about the commercial appeal of his new record, and debuting a new song with the lyrics - "I am a God / So hurry up with my damn massage / In a French-ass restaurant / Hurry up with my damn croissants."

Never change, Yeezy.

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