After rain on Friday it was a hot one Saturday at Lollapalooza in Grant Park. Braving the elements for the viewing pleasure of the rest of us was KZ and Co. w/ camera in hand.
Read her note and have a look at her pictures from Saturday's festivities BELOW.
From superblogger, KZ:
I can't tell if I'm miserably hungover or ridiculously sun burnt.... Probably both.
Lolla Day 2 was a HOT one. (literally one extreme to the other...crazy Chicago weather). Made it to Grant Park in time to catch Delta Spirit. They were great, probably one of my favorite performances of the day. They were humble and appreciative to be playing. Their lead singer (Matt Vasquez) actually said at one point, "Wow this is a lot of people. We are used to playing in front of 200 and this is, well, MORE." And they jammed!
(BTW....the old guy with the white beard who always introduces bands at Double Door introduced the band and stood next to us and rocked out)
Next, we headed over to Federico Aubele who I didn't know much about but he was cool. His music is a mix of electronica, reggae and Latin American music. So fun. We even did a little dancing with Ronnie Woo-Woo.
Next, we hit up Animal Collective DJ set. Basically the boys from Animal Collective spinning a few records from their own personal collection. Again, did a little dancing with the group.
By this point, it was time to get out of the sun. Everyone set up camp at the shady BMI stage where we would wait for Blind Pilot to begin. Mz, Tracy and I decided to be aggressive and venture back out. On our way to see Gomez, we hit up the tattoo parlor and got some wicked sparkly tats. (you can get one at the state farm tent near the lolla store) Gomez was ok. We were kind of far back but we found K. Flynn and group so we hung with them for awhile.
We met back up with the group and watched Blind Pilot. They were good. And everyone fell in love with them even more after I told them they are biking their way across the country to perform.
Santigold was next. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!! She was my second favorite of the day. RHOTW perhaps. We danced. That's all I have to say about that.
TV on the Radio brought high energy and fierce soulful rock to the Bud stage. (ps that is my favorite stage bc its on the north side of grant park and the skyline makes for a ridicu backdrop) After their solid performance, the group kind of split up to check out a few bands.
Some went to see Diplo and others Ben Harper and others headed down south to catch Tool (which they reported was really cool). I've seen Ben Harper so I manned the camp spot in anticipation for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. We moved in pretty close. We were far stage left (technically stage right) and has plenty of dance room. YYYs were unbelievable. I'm not a huge Beastie Boy fan but I can tell that those fans were not disappointed. Karen O showed up stage with a full neon Indian headpiece. They rocked for a solid hour and a half. K.O. was like an explosion all over the stage. That chick has mad high energy....and I LOVE HER! Overall a great second day.
Alright back to hydrating for today.
And the pictures...
Animal Collective DJ Set
TV On The Radio
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
and the crew behind these antics.
Once again, thanks for the contributions KZ & Co.
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