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At an outdoor music festival you’re at the mercy of nature and how you choose to deal with the weather thrown your way shapes your experience. A forecast of sunny skies for first day of the Pitchfork Music Festival turned dark following an unexpected early afternoon storm. Many festival-goers got a later start than intended, and even though the storm passed, off-and-on rain continued leaving the air wet and humid, and the festival grounds muddy. Altogether, fans took the conditions in stride, dancing in their ponchos, legs streaked with mud. Artists faced the double-edged challenge of maintaining their own enthusiasm while keeping a wet audience engaged. Some acts seemed to genuinely enjoy the less than ideal weather, while others were better left indoors.