Friday. Day One. The only day that mattered.
The day kicked off strong with some great bands performing pretty early in the day. I found myself sprinting to catch the end of Glass Animals (thanks CTA) - purely due to the fact that the sound during their set at Bonnaroo was blown out and made the experience a struggle. I made it for the last two songs and danced my 'lil heart out.
From there I high-tailed it across Grant Park over to Father John Misty. It was about what I expected - nice and mellow. I made it a few songs in and then ran over to Perry's to join about 10,000 teens and twenty-somethings for some predictable beat drops by DJ Snake. Surprisingly, he weaved in Fat Boy Slim's "Praise You" which was a nice surprise. Not that it was a Fat Boy Slim song, but more so that the super young crowd recognized it. I got my dance on, so - win.
Other highlights of the day: MS MR (major babe alert - girl crush for sure), Gary Clark Jr., Alt-J, Cold War Kids, Broods, Bear's Den (remember me, Jo?), Alabama Shakes (duh), The Weeknd, and of course...Sir Paul. I'm lucky in that I've been blessed to see that man grace the stage now four times. He never disappoints. Though I've literally seen the same show since 2011, I'm fine with it. It's PAUL.