Sky Ferreira performed at opening day of the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, IL this weekend, but what should have been a triumphant return to the stage for the 27 year old was "marred by technical difficulties and an abrupt ending."
• Despite the aforementioned issues, Ferreira's talent shone through as she performed songs from her instant-classic debut Night Time, My Time, her rendition of 'Til Tuesday's "Voices Carry," and a new song entitled "Descending."
• Described as a "winsome new wave jam," it took several false starts before Ferreira and co. could perform "Descending," which she claimed would be out "very soon." This proved to be the finale of her set: immediately after, "her mic cut out—on purpose this time—and Earl Sweatshirt's set began across the field. [...] Ferreira just stood there stunned... after an hour of chaos."
• Never one to be silenced, Ferreira took to Twitter following the festival to address her audience and defend both herself and her band.
Thanks for watching my set during the peak of a heatwave yesterday/triple digit weather. Despite all of the ridiculous never ending sound issues & everything that could have possibly gone wrong happened within one set (no severe injuries this time tho) I had a good time ❤️— Sky Ferreira (@skyferreira) July 20, 2019
I truly have the best fans & thanks for the endless support always. I unfortunately didn’t get to play some of my songs & nothing went as planned...so I’m trying to play a show in Chicago soon (hopefully) & it will be ⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️— Sky Ferreira (@skyferreira) July 20, 2019
I would personally like to do something for the people who specifically came for the set or traveled. LMK. I’m aware how long some of you waited for a live show. I feel awful about not being able to properly give the performance you came/paid for etc.— Sky Ferreira (@skyferreira) July 20, 2019
BTW I need to clarify my previous tweet: it’s because my sound didn’t work (AT ALL) the entire time not because I fell short/didn’t try hard enough 🥴 My band did amazing. They didn’t have sound either & it was the first show we ever played together 👋👋👋— Sky Ferreira (@skyferreira) July 21, 2019
I Blame Myself
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