Watch: The Strokes play Governors Ball

by Eric Van Dril · 66 comments

The Strokes’ setlist at Governors Ball was almost the exact same as their Port Chester gig, only in a much bigger setting. It also, from reports, left fans near the front with bruises all over their bodies because the crowd was so rough. Here are some videos:





And a video of the Voidz from Friday:

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1 mateja June 11, 2014 at 10:15 am

Some very positive reviews I read in the last days from last saturday’s show

And I also came up with this, which I think it’s from two months ago, but it has some very interesting points about Julian Casablancas and the Voidz

2 TakeMeandLoveMe June 11, 2014 at 6:49 pm

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3 Gagashi June 11, 2014 at 9:40 pm

I’m loving all these reviews, thanks @Mateja for sharing it . Ha the Spin review on The Strokes was like wow! wow! wow! I loved it. It seems like even after two latest maybe not so well accepted (or promoted) albums, The Strokes is the only band alive that still blows people’s minds like that after so many years. Hail our favorite five!

4 ten June 12, 2014 at 6:06 am

Where No Eagles Fly visuals

took a stab at 2 chords lyrics with the help of this vid and the one frm gov ball

devils evangelicals they bump in my eye
he is the creepiest guy in the sky
rumors on the radio, the dj is wrong
he is a preacher… song

i can’t live on the farm forever
please just tell them i’m gone…

…officer down on the…
256? we have an officer down i repeat? calling all cars…

just repeat what is not true…
we won’t tell them what to do…
…what they can’t see
coz i want it for me
but i want it for you too

devils evangelicals they bump in my eye
he is the creepiest guy in the sky
everybody loves him and he kisses your hand
…preaching and he sings in the band…

…don’t miss the show ok
ahhh i don’t have time

i can’t live on the farm forever
we live too far away from everything
pray for some things to change
your mother is a murderer
trust me i know…

5 the modern age June 12, 2014 at 11:38 am

I was there and it was wild. We were in the front row at the barrier for JC+TV and really close/on the aisle for TS. I’m still kind of sore and definitely have bruises from the crowd but I don’t regret a single second, even the 7 brutal hours we stood there waiting on Saturday. It was amazing! We got to say hi to Sam on Friday too, I wasn’t expecting to see him walking around so that was cool. I thought both shows were great but I wish they’d been longer.

TS were late (no surprise) and there was this hilarious girl screaming at them I couldn’t stop laughing. Everyone starting singing ITI to get them out on stage and she yells “COME ON! I COULD SING THESE FUCKING SONGS MYSELF!” So if you’re on here and see this, I have to say you cracked us up during those 15 minutes! 🙂 I like how fans were helping each other out too, especially since people were getting sick/being pulled out of the crowd left and right. Everyone there was really cool including the medics and security staff. I didn’t battle that crowd at the end, they pulled me out after NYCC and I was really thankful for that!

6 SteveSpoon June 12, 2014 at 6:37 pm

I normally hate Spin, but I liked this bit: “Blasted from the main-stage speakers, latter-day cuts like “One Way Trigger” and “Machu Piccu” felt very much akin to such well-worn standards as “Hard to Explain” and “Reptilia,” as if the second half of the Strokes’ career has been thought-out much more than anyone believed previously.”

I think future Strokes fans will have more positive opinions about Angles and, especially, Comedown Machine.

7 adam June 12, 2014 at 7:38 pm

So did anyone get an audio recording of this fucking show?? If not, I just have to say that I’m very disappointed in today’s youth.

8 Pat June 12, 2014 at 8:08 pm

A video I took of Biz Dog at Governor’s Ball last week…

(it may be on private)

9 JP June 12, 2014 at 8:39 pm

it’s on private.

10 Pat June 12, 2014 at 8:41 pm

it should be good now.

here’s 2231

11 Pat June 12, 2014 at 9:33 pm

last video of mine….

Father of Electricity at Governor’s Ball

Enjoy y’all

12 LillySu June 13, 2014 at 10:21 am

I’m so grateful you gave us those videos! It made my day!

13 Mateja June 13, 2014 at 4:08 pm
14 ITAO June 13, 2014 at 4:53 pm

Thank you so much! 🙂 You have a special place in heaven.

15 Parker Gilkeson June 22, 2014 at 2:54 pm

I was there. Best weekend of my life.

16 Igor July 12, 2014 at 1:33 pm

Damn, I wish there was a good quality vid of a Voidz concert for a sneaky preview of Tyranny… Still waiting for either TV or TS to get to this part of the world.

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