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Download 2008: In Pictures

Everyone from Gang of Four to Yeasayer wowed the crowd at San Francisco's Shoreline Ampitheatre last Saturday night for the first stop of Download 2008, and SPIN.com was backstage snapping some intimate portraits of all the artists.

Kenny Herzog // July 21, 2008

To whet your appetite for our extended coverage of this past weekend’s (July 19-20) Download 2008, which we will be posting throughout the day, SPIN.com has put together this gallery of exclusive behind-the-scenes images of Datarock, M83, Yeasayer, and several other acts that supported headliners the Jesus and Mary Chain and Gang of Four. So enjoy, and keep checking back in for full reporting from the event.

Check out the photos on page 2.

More on SPIN.com:
>> Jesus and Mary Chain, Gang of Four, Yeasayer and More Hit Download 2008 This Weekend
>> Download 2008 to Hit S.F., L.A., Philly
Artist of the Day: The Jesus and Mary Chain


Flosstradamus hang out with some fungi at San Francisco’s Download 2008. / Photo by Misha Vladimirskiy


Yeasayer show they have balls. / Photo by Misha Vladimirskiy


AFI’s Davey Havok sporting a cleaner-cut look. / Photo by Misha Vladimirskiy


Brand New volley some ideas around. / Photo by Misha Vladimirskiy


Cut Copy bask in the San Fran sun. / Photo by Misha Vladimirskiy

More photos on page 3.


Datarock want your skull. / Photo by Misha Vladimirskiy


Duke Spirit show their zest for black. / Photo by Misha Vladimirskiy


Gang Of Four, the day’s honorary royalty. / Photo by Misha Vladimirskiy


M83 do some serious pose-striking. / Photo by Misha Vladimirskiy


Mute Math adds up their ping-pong skills. / Photo by Misha Vladimirskiy