By Michael Cerio

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – “There’s such a community feel to a festival in a city. I just feel like Philadelphia’s out” explains Jeremy Lloyd of the band Marian Hill. “There’s such a diverse group of people coming from all different places, here for all different kinds of artists.”

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Haverford’s Marian Hill was one of those artists as the second day of Made In America once again took over the Parkway. The wonder of its transformation had mostly faded by Sunday, worn away by heat, dust, and an overall lack of Beyonce anticipation.

Sunday did feel more crowded than the bulk of Saturday’s events. People packed tight for a performance from Future, and a skills clinic put on by rapper Big Sean. The Detroit MC rhymes at an astonishing speed and captured the attention of the crowd in a way not seen since Bey slayed them the night before.

Earlier in the day the main stage saw mostly pockets of fans taking in music as the sun beat down on the pavement. Action Bronson ripped through a set, pouring bottles of water over his head and emerging with Ultimate Warrior like intensity. Philadelphia’s Santigold donned an oversized orange bow on her head and delivered a set just as bright on the Liberty Stage. Meanwhile the stunning Emily Haines and Metric shredded through tight-riffed hits back in front of the Art Museum.

Closer to the city, bands like Marian Hill and Hippo Campus played to smaller but enthralled crowds. For Marian Hill it’s a chance to bring their Haverford families out to see them play, and a further example of Philadelphia’s musical imprint on this year’s Made In America.

“I had my first open mic night in Philly, and then I went to college in New York, but Philly was really where I learned what it was like to be in a community of musicians, and to be supportive, and to grow” says singer Samantha Gongol.

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As the sun began to set, it was the dark and sensual BANKS that drove the sweaty and exhausted crowd, hoping to keep it together until The Weeknd closed out the weekend, and another successful year of Made In America in Philadelphia.

To hear more from bands Marian Hill and Hippo Campus, check out their full interviews below.

 

 

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