The third and final day (September 17th) of THE MEADOWS marked the end of the summer festival season but it did so with an impassioned rush of feels, food, and sound. Sunday showcased sets from Weezer, Sleigh Bells, Kamaiyah, Broods, and Foster The People, and thanks to the organizers and their acute layout skills, it was easy to catch every Gram-worthy moment that followed. In the span of five hours, Action Bronson plugged his brand new cookbook; Nas and Ghostface Killah backed their G.O.A.T. status with legacy flows; and the Red Hot Chili Peppers kicked up a dose of “classic rock” that flipped “Can’t Stop”, “Dani California”, and a rework of Stevie Wonder’s “Higher Ground”. Each performance sparked its own rift in time and in a Lynchian way, they reaffirmed an unexpected truth: The Meadows is well on its way to being a permanent late-summer classic. Peep our recap below via Maggie Elizabeth.
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