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All Things Go: Where All Things Went

A Weekend of Music at Merriweather

Have you ever wondered what the average iced coffee drinking, Dr. Martin wearing, Pinterest using, teenage girls’ playlist would look like come to life? Wonder no more because ‘All Things Go’ perfectly executed every girl’s fantasy lineup during the 2023 weekend at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland. The lineup consisted of smaller indie artists such as Ella Jane, Leith Ross, Vacations, Tommy Lefroy, Hemlocke Springs, Samia, Suki Waterhouse, etc. While showcasing the highly anticipated, more popular artists and headliners including Lizzy McAlpine, Dayglow, Ethel Cain, Muna, Mt. Joy, Boygenius, Maggie Rodgers, and the stunningly talented Lana Del Rey.  



Headlining day one of the festival on Saturday September 30th, Maggie Rodgers executed what avid concert goers would consider to be a ‘perfect’ performance. The former NYU student, discovered by Pharell Williams, for her most unique and popular song “Alaska”, performed for an hour and a half with beautifully done transitions between each song and an ebullient presence on the stage. 



Want Want 

Say It 

So Sick of Dreaming (Unreleased) 





Dog Years 

Don’t Forget Me (unreleased) 

Retrograde/ I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) 


Back In My Body 


Love You for a Long Time 


Light On 

That’s Where I Am 



Different Kind of World 

Following the slightly more laid-back start to the weekend, ‘All Things Go’ took things a few steps further on Sunday. Headliners included famously queer bands, MUNA and Boygenius, known for their bold and controversial performances on stage, the bands, when in the same location, tend to crossover in what fans call ‘MUNAgenius’. But many were disappointed when the night ended, and the band did not join together for songs “Silk Chiffon” or “Salt In The Wound.”. But each trio still maintained their unyielding grip on the fans able to make it from one stage to another in the 10 minutes between each set.  









Boygenius Setlist: 


The Boys Are Back in Town 

Without You Without Them 



Emily I’m Sorry 

True Blue 

Cool About It 



Bite The Hand 

Revolution 0 

Stay Down 

Leonard Cohen 

Me & My Dog 

We’re In Love 



Letter To An Old Poet 

Not Strong Enough 

Ketchum, ID 

Salt In The Wound 


Muna Setlist: 


What I Want 

Number One Fan 




Runner’s High 

So Special 

No Idea 


Loose Garment 


Kind Of Girl 


Around U 


Pink Light  

Crying On the Bathroom Floor 

Home By Now 

Anything But Me 

One That Got Away 

I Know a Place 

Silk Chiffon 



The “Young and Beautiful” Lana Del Rey closed out this year’s festival with song “Hope is a Dangerous Thing for a Women like Me to Have” after having to alter and reverse her setlist when she began her performance a half an hour late. Closing her set by literally being carried off the stage, Lana made sure to give a performance no one would forget alongside her good friend, and Bleachers lead singer, Jack Antonoff, who is featured on song “Margaret” from Lana’s most recent album. After being captivated by her angelic voice, Ms. Del Rey’s dramatic effect that she brought to the stage is almost entertaining enough to make you overlook her consistent lack of punctuality in her recent shows. The festival continued to stay organized even through the chaos of Merriweather Lawn. While most had to fight for a spot to even enter the gates, the heat exhaustion and drained bank account was worth it for the undeniably stacked 2023 lineup. 






Norman F**king Rockwell 



Young And Beautiful 


Chemtrails Over The Country Club 

The Grants 


Pretty When You Cry 


Margaret (feat. Bleachers) 

Venice B**ch 

Video Games 

Did you know that theres a tunnel under Ocean Blvd 


Born To Die 

Hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have 






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