Best Onstage Show of Solidarity: Halsey
Around the same time that the sun began to set on Randall’s Island on Saturday night, festival goers rushed to the main stage to the sight of pyrotechnics and the sound of Halsey’s opening performance of “Eyes Closed.” The "Hopeless Fountain Kingdom" singer was celebrating the one-year anniversary of her sophomore album that night, but she also used the performance as an opportunity to kick-off LGBTQ Pride Month before performing “Strangers,” her ode to queer relationships. “June is pride month. If you are a proud member of the LGBT community, or a proud friend of someone who is, you gotta, you gotta: Dance!” she shouted. While performing hits like “Bad in Love” and the Chainsmokers' “Closer,” Halsey also wore orange – sporting a neon bikini top and iridescent cargo pants – as part of the Wear Orange campaign to show support for the movement in support of gun violence prevention. D.T.