What's one of the first things you need in order to put on a music festival? Space. What's one thing New York City lacks? Space. Despite this, Governors Ball has carried on for four years. It started on Governors Island (hence the name) but has since moved to Randall's Island and grown from one day to three days.
This year brought a wide variety of acts, from Spoon to Skrillex, Childish Gambino to Jack White. Friday night, children of the ‘90s were able to fulfill theirdreams of seeing Outkast live. New York natives The Strokes headlined Saturday night. And Sunday night was closed out with a much-anticipated set by Vampire Weekend. In between all this you could see stars of the EDM scene The Glitch Mob or Bloody Beetroots, or hip hop youngins Earl Sweatshirt and Tyler, The Creator.
During the three very hot days, food played an important role. While staying hydrated was top priority, a three-day festival can leave anyone fatigued. New York City food trucks such as Phil's Steaks, Bareburger, and Luke’s Lobster, all had continuously long lines. On the other side Porchetta, Beekman's Burgers, and Handsome Hank’s brought on some more of their favorite dishes. Festivalgoers could find respite from the blazing sun in an area known as the Shade Oasis, and also get a hot dog from Mile End Deli, or an ice cream come from Mister Softee. Cocktails were also being served up by Brooklyn bar Fort Defiance. Take a look at some of the delicious fare that kept the party going all weekend long.
Arancini Bros served four varieties of their delicious rice balls, including the buffalo chicken seen here.
Attendees could choose from beef, chicken, or veggie dogs from Asia Dog.
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