My 8th Primavera & after missing 2017 & 2018 I can say that this one is up there with the best.
Just for atmosphere alone it was something very special, my fear was it would be too crowded this year, but it was never difficult moving around, getting food & drink (i personally found the bars fine, just went to the stages with no music if too busy & kept hold of the cups we were given) & getting down the front even at the main stages. I also didn't hear much talking, you could hear a pin drop at both Rosalia & Low, & stuff like Carly Rae Jepsen was just a full on party. Also got right down the front for Solange & her set blew my mind.
It also helped that 2019 possibly had the most perfect weather of any edition yet.
But overall like mentioned above the 50/50 thing worked, it WASN'T a stunt, it made for the most diverse Primavera yet. I mean in the space of the Friday I went from seeing Midori Takada to Snail Mail, Sons of Kemet to Carly Rae Jepsen, Chai, Low & Cybotron (on a beach!). It's all over the shop in the greatest possible way.
I will say that the Aldous Harding set was so badly timed, was anyone down the front for that one? She was getting drowned out & I wish she had played the auditori.
Highlights were The Comet is Coming (I liked that new Heineken stage but we were in there early & down the front, it was crowded & hot but that added to the intensity of their performance for me), Solange, everyone shutting up for Low (seriously, it was like they were playing indoors!), Chai, Haru Nemuri (so much fun), dancing in the sun to Sons of Kemet & their 4 drummers, & of course the return of Stereolab.
Bring on 2020!!