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Pitchfork Music Festival 2014, Sunday: Faces in the crowd

Wilder fans, wilder fashion and wilder crowds show up for Kendrick Lamar, Grimes and more on the final day of Pitchfork Music Festival.

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Indie girls, headbangers and hip-hop heads turn out for Kendrick Lamar, Grimes and more at Pitchfork Music Festival, Sunday, July 20, 2014.
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The front row makes for a popular selfie spot at Pitchfork Music Festival, Sunday, July 20, 2014.

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Two bros are either about to bump fists or throw fists at Pitchfork Music Festival, Sunday, July 20, 2014.

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Indie girls, headbangers and hip-hop heads turn out for Kendrick Lamar, Grimes and more at Pitchfork Music Festival, Sunday, July 20, 2014.
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Two festival fashion trends—flowers in the hair and vintage basketball jerseys—combine in one ultimate Pitchfork bro at Pitchfork Fest, Sunday, July 20, 2014.

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Indie girls, headbangers and hip-hop heads turn out for Kendrick Lamar, Grimes and more at Pitchfork Music Festival, Sunday, July 20, 2014.
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Grimes soaks up the roar of her fans (and a fan) during a bubbly set at Pitchfork Music Festival, Sunday, July 20, 2014.
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Indie girls, headbangers and hip-hop heads turn out for Kendrick Lamar, Grimes and more at Pitchfork Music Festival, Sunday, July 20, 2014.
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Dum Dum Girls show off their smart style at Pitchfork Music Festival, Sunday, July 20, 2014.
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Indie girls, headbangers and hip-hop heads turn out for Kendrick Lamar, Grimes and more at Pitchfork Music Festival, Sunday, July 20, 2014.
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Perfect Pussy roars on the side stage of Pitchfork Music Festival, Sunday, July 20, 2014.
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Arty metal act Deafheaven stares down the crowd at Pitchfork Music Festival, Sunday, July 20, 2014.
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Indie girls, headbangers and hip-hop heads turn out for Kendrick Lamar, Grimes and more at Pitchfork Music Festival, Sunday, July 20, 2014.
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A boy scout takes in the action on the Blue Stage at Pitchfork Music Festival, Sunday, July 20, 2014.

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A toddler gets started young with his Radiohead tee and Pitchfork tote at Pitchfork Music Festival, Sunday, July 20, 2014.

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Schoolboy Q proves he is indeed rap's "Man of the Year" at Pitchfork Music Festival, Sunday, July 20, 2014.
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Indie girls, headbangers and hip-hop heads turn out for Kendrick Lamar, Grimes and more at Pitchfork Music Festival, Sunday, July 20, 2014.
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Grimes soaks up the roar of her fans (and a fan) during a bubbly set at Pitchfork Music Festival, Sunday, July 20, 2014.
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Indie girls, headbangers and hip-hop heads turn out for Kendrick Lamar, Grimes and more at Pitchfork Music Festival, Sunday, July 20, 2014.
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Perfect Pussy roars on the side stage of Pitchfork Music Festival, Sunday, July 20, 2014.
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Perfect Pussy roars on the side stage of Pitchfork Music Festival, Sunday, July 20, 2014.
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Fans chill out in the #Basecamp lounge at Pitchfork Music Festival, Sunday, July 20, 2014.

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Indie girls, headbangers and hip-hop heads turn out for Kendrick Lamar, Grimes and more at Pitchfork Music Festival, Sunday, July 20, 2014.
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Arty metal act Deafheaven stares down the crowd at Pitchfork Music Festival, Sunday, July 20, 2014.
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Indie girls, headbangers and hip-hop heads turn out for Kendrick Lamar, Grimes and more at Pitchfork Music Festival, Sunday, July 20, 2014.
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Arty metal act Deafheaven stares down the crowd at Pitchfork Music Festival, Sunday, July 20, 2014.
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Isaiah Rashad was one of many Top Dawg rappers appearing at Pitchfork Music Festival, Sunday, July 20, 2014.
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Indie girls, headbangers and hip-hop heads turn out for Kendrick Lamar, Grimes and more at Pitchfork Music Festival, Sunday, July 20, 2014.
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Dum Dum Girls show off their smart style at Pitchfork Music Festival, Sunday, July 20, 2014.
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Indie girls, headbangers and hip-hop heads turn out for Kendrick Lamar, Grimes and more at Pitchfork Music Festival, Sunday, July 20, 2014.
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Dum Dum Girls show off their smart style at Pitchfork Music Festival, Sunday, July 20, 2014.
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Indie girls, headbangers and hip-hop heads turn out for Kendrick Lamar, Grimes and more at Pitchfork Music Festival, Sunday, July 20, 2014.
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Dum Dum Girls show off their smart style at Pitchfork Music Festival, Sunday, July 20, 2014.
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Grimes soaks up the roar of her fans (and a fan) during a bubbly set at Pitchfork Music Festival, Sunday, July 20, 2014.
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Short shorts and short tops are a fashion staple at Pitchfork Music Festival, Sunday, July 20, 2014.

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Grimes soaks up the roar of her fans (and a fan) during a bubbly set at Pitchfork Music Festival, Sunday, July 20, 2014.
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Tattoos are more common than plain flesh at Pitchfork Music Festival, July 20, 2014.

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Slowdive turns up the volume on its classic shoegazer album Souvlaki at Pitchfork Music Festival, Sunday, July 20, 2014.

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Grimes soaks up the roar of her fans (and a fan) during a bubbly set at Pitchfork Music Festival, Sunday, July 20, 2014.
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Group hug time at Pitchfork Music Festival, Sunday, July 20, 2014.

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A dude shows off his animal collective at Pitchfork Music Festival, Sunday, July 20, 2014.

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Time for a nap at Pitchfork Music Festival, Sunday, July 20, 2014.

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Grimes soaks up the roar of her fans (and a fan) during a bubbly set at Pitchfork Music Festival, Sunday, July 20, 2014.
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A VIP explains the ins and outs of his doo-rag at Pitchfork Music Festival, Sunday, July 20, 2014.

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Fans in the front row bask in the aura of Majical Cloudz at Pitchfork Music Festival, Sunday, July 20, 2014.

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Slowdive turns up the volume on its classic shoegazer album Souvlaki at Pitchfork Music Festival, Sunday, July 20, 2014.

Pitchfork Music Festival has settled into a pattern over the last couple years. Friday is for the older legacy bands. Saturday brings the guitars, typically ending on a relaxed note. Sunday, the third and last act, is bolder, louder, more mainstream. Which means the crowds are bigger, younger and wilder. Last night, headliners Kendrick Lamar and Grimes echoed the scene of last year's M.I.A. to R. Kelly finale. For an indie minded affair, it was a taste of the upcoming Lollapalooza, albeit at a tenth of the scale.

RECOMMENDED: Photos from Friday, Saturday at Pitchfork Music Festival

With a fan blowing her well conditioned hair and the vapid stink of a canned, lip-sync performance, Grimes leapt miles ahead of her previous timid performance at Pitchfork in 2012—for better and worse. Backup dancers and the star's own moves had the air of a Miley Cyrus gig. The tiny 26-year-old is aiming to be a cult pop star, though her girly dolphin cries will never fully gel with her new Sia- and Ciara-like maneuvers. But for a sect of steampunk and seapunk teens, she is undeniably a minor diety.

Kendrick Lamar didn't get the memo from Pusha T's performance yesterday and showed up late for his closing set. His tardiness ensured that his underling and labelmate Schoolboy Q would own the day. Schoolboy rocked a massive crowd with summer jams like "Man of the Year" and "Collard Greens," two of the biggest and gloriously bonkers chant-alongs of the weekend.

Elsewhere, shoegazing surprisingly overpowered. The reunited Slowdive displayed impressive volume and force, nearing My Bloody Valentine levels with a set that pulled heavily from Souvlaki with jet-engine guitars. The far younger DIIV wove three guitars into a propulsive, dreamy attack. Zachary Cole Smith, wearing clothes from the Blossom wardrobe, picked gorgeous, chiming leads on his cherry red Hagstrom. The band's new stuff sounded hookier and confident. DIIV is primed to be big.

Critical darlings Perfect Pussy and Deafheaven stared down the crowd and thrashed like model (we mean that in the Nylon sense) hardcore and metal acts. Both contributed to the strongest slate of the three.

Likewise, Sunday made for the best people watching. The young were dressed as Boy Scouts, flamenco dancers, goths and your typical Portlandia walk-ons. Spy on the audience above and take a look at photos from the previous two days below.

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