Saturday was day two of this year's Governors Ball. Below is a recap of the day.
Deafheaven Live at Governors Ball 6.7.2014
We started the day with the ferocious Deafheaven. Frontman George Clarke owned the stage, freaking the audience out with his ghoulish stare. Clarke passionately waved his arms in the air as if he was conducting the band. Read the entire writeup of Deafheaven's set right here on Zumic.
Chance The Rapper Live at Governors Ball 6.7.2014
Chance The Rapper then took the same stage later in the afternoon, wearing an appropriate Superman t-shirt. He blazed through songs from his highly acclaimed Acid Rap mixtape such as "Favorite Song" and "Chain Smoker." He also included "Brain Cells" from his 10 Day mixtape, a new song, and a cover of the theme song from Arthur in his setlist. You can read the full writeup of Chance The Rapper's set right here on Zumic.
Disclosure Live at Governors Ball 6.7.2014
Disclosure had a thrilling set. They played tracks from album Settle including "Fool For You," "When A Fire Starts To Burn," "F For You," and "Latch." On "White Noise," the band even brought out AlunaGeorge. The duo unfortunately didn't have the strongest stage presence, since they were rapidly switching instruments. However, the light show more than made up for it.
The Strokes Live at Governors Ball 6.7.2014
Later in the evening, The Strokes played their first New York show in three years. They opened their set with the melodic "Barely Legal" from Is This It, then launched into Room On Fire's "Automatic Stop." They played crowd favorites such as "Reptilia" and "Hard To Explain," "Someday" and "Hard To Explain." They got the crowd so wild that they even performed "New York City Cops" as an encore, although they weren't even headlining.
Childish Gambino Live at Governors Ball 6.7.2014
At the same time as The Strokes' performance, Childish Gambino had his set on the other end of the field. In a freestyle, Gambino rapped, "They put me against The Strokes, and I was like no niggas are gonna show up, but now The Strokes are playing, and all you niggas showed up." He then brought out Chance The Rapper to perform "The Worst Guys," this time with a guest verse.
Skrillex Live at Governors Ball 6.7.2014
Both Skrillex and Jack White headlined on opposite ends of the field. Skrillex had a countdown projected on the jumbotron until his set. As the clock hit zero, he came out in a spaceship, with lasers shooting from the stage. Skrillex is famous for making the crowed go absolutely crazy when the beat drops, and his set at Governors Ball was no exception.
Jack White Live at Governors Ball 6.7.2014
While the audience was dancing to dubstep, Jack White performed is brand of bluegrass, folk rock, and indie. He began his set playing solo material from his new album, Lazaretto. Later in the set, he pleased fans playing his Raconteurs hit "Steady As She Goes," followed by White Stripes hits including "We Are Gonna Be Friends," "Icky Thump" and "The Hardest Button To Button." He ended his set with the crowd singing along to "Seven Nation Army."