2:53 p.m. "Usually I tell y'all to put your lighters up in the air and all that shit, but it's light outside, so you'd just burn your fingers," Flatbush Zombies ' Meechy Darko told the main stage crowd toward the end of their set.
After a high-energy set consisting of mosh pits and heavy bass, Darko wanted to make sure they spread one message before leaving: "Open your fucking mind.
Starting out with Q-Tip and Jarobi White of A Tribe Called Quest -- and giving a shout-out to Phife Dawg ("he always represented Queens to the fullest," LL said) - the "Headsprung" rapper kept the surprises coming with D.M.C.
"I don't care if you're listening to the Foo Fighters or some Amy Winehouse, De La Soul is on stage right now so put your phones down and let's have a good time."
No matter: Jehnny Beth of Savages, the last in an impressive series of guest stars brought about by Albarn & Co. for the second half of the group's set, more than makes up for its absence with her incendiary vocals, and stage presence, even climbing out into the audience for the final shout-along.
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