Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Lollapalooza Weekend Review

By Elizabeth Buczak - Editorial Intern

Lollapalooza took downtown Chicago by storm this year (literally!). The storm posed some minor delays and although some acts did not get to perform, officials did try to squeeze in as many artists as they could and even allowed the festival to extend an additional 45 minutes from 10:00 p.m. to 10:45 p.m. 

With acts lined up for every age group, Lolla proved that it was, and will continue to be, the best festival in Chicago. Black Sabbath reunited to play one last show for their faithful fans. The Perry’s stage seemed to be a festival of its own. Dance, House and Dubstep blasted through the field as young adults flocked to see their favorite DJ’s perform. Complimentary mudslides were even offered after Saturday’s storm for everyone's enjoyment.

The Kidzapalooza stage offered a safe and fun environment for the youngest of tikes that took on the festival this year. The coolest attraction seemed to be the hair paint that allowed children to reveal their inner rocker.

Amadou and Mariam attracted a huge crowd with their electric blues music hailing straight from Mali. Florence and the Machine delivered a breath-taking performance, which is almost expected from Florence. The Red Hot Chili Peppers entertained with songs from their newest album, as well as their classics, while Avicii started the party off with his well-known song, "Levels."

Perry Farell, creator of Lollapalooza and C3 entertainment has already announced that next year Lolla will take place from August 2-4. Mark your calendars folks; I’m sure it will be another lineup you won’t want to miss! 

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