The weather at this summer's music festivals on Randall's Island had New Yorkers trying to answer a tough question: would you rather be drenched with rain or drenched in sweat?
The difficulties started during the Governors Ball festival in early June, when it rained intermittently throughout the weekend, opening up particularly hard on Saturday evening.
However, the real heartbreak at Governors Ball didn't occur until Sunday, when organizers decided to cancel the last day of the festival due to concerns about severe weather and lightning, a decision that angered some fans of Kanye West, who was slated to perform.
They better not cancel Governors Ball today, my phone is waterproof I'm ready for a little rain, the people wanna see yeezy— Shaq (@ShaqG604) June 5, 2016
Please don't cancel today Governors Ball, I need to see Kanye— thrift kween (@lindsnemeth) June 5, 2016
But there was still a silver lining for all the heartbroken Kanye fans and that one contrarian friend of yours who said he was more excited for something else: Panorama. Yes, Governors Ball may have been cut short, but another music festival was just around the corner, and surely the weather wouldn't be terrible at both of them, right?
Well, sort of.
It's already so hot out 🔥 ready to melt at panorama— Angelique (@DeRosa_Parks) July 23, 2016
Perhaps to make up for being largely absent at Governors Ball, the sun was out in full force for Panorama last weekend, with temperatures soaring into the upper 90s.
While thousands went to the festival, the heat had a few of them worried about whether or not they would survive the performances.
Hello from Panorama. It is very hot. I am drinking a lot of water. I'm gonna make it thru the weekend. I think.— Amanda M Hatfield (@mnemonicdevice) July 22, 2016
who is gonna be having a heat stroke with me at Panorama today— sazmon (@briteboypls) July 23, 2016
And it had others feeling grateful that they had decided not to go.
Wanted to go to Panorama but I had to go to a friend's wedding (which made me feel some things) but I'm happy I'm not dying in the heat— Emily Spada (@emilymakes_) July 24, 2016
So happy to be listening to Run the Jewels live at Panorama fest on @siriusxmu at home and not sitting in the hot hot heat.— Michael Fusco-Straub (@mpluse) July 24, 2016
So between the torrential downpours and the almost 100 degree heat, maybe next year just hit up Coachella? California is supposed to be lovely any time of year.