As much as I personally enjoyed the line-up at Intonation, it was impossible to ignore the vast drawing power of Pitchfork and the shear amount of bands they lined up in their first solo attempt as a festival organizer. The following week, there was the odd incident where Ryan Schreiber personally wrote to RFC to ask for permission to use some of the photos Rory took at the event. We were flattered at first, though it did seem a bit odd that that Pitchfork, with all their staff and resources, would need to commission outside coverage of their own festival. It became even more odd when the pictures ran on Pitchfork, and they didn't even bother to give RFC a credit or at least a quick thanks at the bottom of the piece. When I followed up about this and Schreiber didn't even bother to reply my message, it provided some amusing "open letter" fodder, inspired in part by the Steely Dan tiff with Luke Wilson and the producers of My Cousin Dupree that had transpired a couple of weeks earlier.
Silver Jews (large bass), Art Brut, Man Man, The Walkmen, Mission of Burma (drinking beer), Devendra Banhart, Liars, Spank Rock (small pic at sunset), Yo La Tengo, Os Mutantes