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New York's Music Festivals Hit With Terrible Weather This Summer

By Eddie Small | July 25, 2016 2:20pm
 A woman dances during the Panorama Festival which saw temperatures in the 90s during its three-day run.
A woman dances during the Panorama Festival which saw temperatures in the 90s during its three-day run.
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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.

 

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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.

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.

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.

And it had others feeling grateful that they had decided not to go.

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.

 

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