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Here’s Everyone We Hung Out With At Governors Ball

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Turn up

This year's Governors Ball was truly a blessed one. Instead of getting rain all weekend (a Gov Ball tradition), we got a healthy dose of vitamin D. With the weather on our side, we turned all the way up—especially when some of our favorite performers, like Halsey and Yeah Yeah Yeahs, waded deep into the crowd to perform some of their biggest hits.

And though this year's fest has officially come to an end, the excitement and good vibes will live in our memories until next year.

See who we kicked it with during this year's festival, below. Until next time, Gov Ball!

FRIDAY
Maggie Rogers
looked like a literal sun goddess on stage.

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Shawn Mendes, who revealed that Governors Ball was one of the first festivals he ever attended, played tracks off of his new self-titled album, and blew fans away with a cover of Kings of Leon's "Use Somebody."

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We don't know about you, but we'll be trying to emulate Wolf Alice's energy all summer long.


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We don't know what's better: this giddy smile from Yeah Yeah Yeahs' frontwoman Karen O or the fact that she stage-dived like a champ into the crowd during "Cheated Hearts."


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Jack White served up some Edward Scissorhands vibes during his killer set.

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Tash Sultana was quite possibly the coolest person at the festival.

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SATURDAY
LANY lead singer Paul Klein debuted a new 'do during Gov Ball. When asked about the change, he said, "It was just time. I cut it in my bathroom." Same.

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The underboob trend is here to stay, thanks to Kelela. 

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Halsey put on one of the most unforgettable shows during the weekend. Not only did she get all up in the crowd during her performance of "Colors," but she gave an amazing shout-out to Pride month during her performance of "Strangers," while a montage of boys making out with boys, girls making out with girls, and boys and girls making out played on a loop. She's the bisexual icon we do not deserve, but we're glad we have.

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Aurora is the forest fairy godmother of our dreams.

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Silk City brought the funk to the festival.

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The Struts proved that you can rock sequins and fringe at the same damn time.

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SUNDAY
Vic Mensa
also debuted a new, cropped 'do at Gov Ball.

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Sylvan Esso's aesthetic, according to them, is "voice memo jammer," and we couldn't relate more.

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Kali Uchis looked fierce in her spicy ensemble.

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Khalid and his backup dancers showed us how to truly party on Sunday afternoon.

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Hi, Chris Rock!

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Billie Eilish had a memorable day at her first-ever Governors Ball. When we chatted with her after her performance, she said that Chris Rock was on the side stage during her set. When he later introduced himself, he said his daughters absolutely love her and he's a big fan. "All I could think of was, OMG, the zebra from Madagascar is talking to me!" Same, girl.

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TFW you pull up wit' a lemon with Pharrell.

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CHRVCHES expressed their gratitude for the festival in a heartfelt speech before putting on an energetic show.

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Photo courtesy of Balenciaga / Photo via @McDonaldsSverige Instagram

I'm cackling

Last year, Balenciaga released bright red square-toed mules which bore a striking resemblance to McDonald's french fry cartons. Now, the chain has fired back at the designer, threatening to release its own version of the shoes.

McDonald's Sweden posted a photo to its Instagram of a person wearing actual McDonald's fry cartons as shoes, and honestly, if there weren't yellow M's printed onto them, I'd have a hard time distinguishing them from the Balenciagas from a distance. Though the post doesn't directly reference the Balenciaga shoes, one can only assume that's who they are trolling.

McDonald's version actually makes for some pretty fly slip-ons, if you ask me. Good thing the Swedish branch of Mickey D's seems to be considering releasing the shoes if the post receives enough attention. The caption of the Instagram post translates to, "If we get 103042 likes we release these for real," though it only has about 17,000 as of publish time. These would likely cost much less than the Balenciaga shoes, which cost $545.

Internet, do your thing. I want a pair.

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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.

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