Although the first night of Governors Ball boasted a lineup that included Beach House, Feist, Erykah Badu & the Cannabinoids, Local Natives and Crystal Castles, it was Tropical Storm Andrea that took center stage at the New York music festival. As heavy rains dampened the grounds of Randall’s Island, concertgoers used their fancy cell phones to post updates on all the #rain, #mud and #umbrellasblockingthestage throughout the day. The event’s organizers ultimately suspended the show due to high winds and unsafe stage conditions before final acts Kings of Leon and Pretty Lights could perform.
With two days left in the festival, we gathered the top tweets from Friday’s truncated concert to show you how to survive Governors Ball during a monsoon.
Check the local weather reports.
— BrooklynVegan (@brooklynvegan) June 7, 2013
Bring proper shoes.
— The Other Jackson (@Mr_LeeJackson) June 7, 2013
And maybe pack an extra umbrella?
— Shanna Jade (@shannnajade) June 7, 2013
— EliMaxSussman (@TheSussmans) June 7, 2013
Find time to reflect on the nightmarish conditions of human existence.
— Brian Montopoli (@BrianMontopoli) June 7, 2013
There’s free frozen yogurt? Sweet!
— Ben & Jerry’s (@benandjerrys) June 7, 2013
Get props from a rock star (specifically Feist, whose evening set was cut short).
— Feist (@FeistMusic) June 8, 2013
— Agata Katarzyna(@agatathemango) June 8, 2013
— Danny Carroll (@DannySt_Fortune) June 7, 2013
Be sure to leave the premises in an orderly fashion.
— David Lowry (@LLdavedave) June 7, 2013