Lollapalooza 3-Day Recap

Lollapalooza 2012 has officially come and gone, and after scouring through the sea of pictures and videos taken in Grant Park this past weekend along with trying to come up with the appropriate concert review to start off the wave that is to come (there will be a lot), we decided to give you a not-too-detailed recap of the weekend, along with Nutshell’s Top Lollapalooza 2012 Moments.

Friday: The heat was a killer, and the musical conflicts were even worse. Of course everyone was involved in the Passion Pit v. The Shins issue, plus the fact that most people were trying to weasel there way to the Sony Stage to get a good spot for M83. Then there was Black Sabbath. All in all, a great festival opener.

Friday’s Top Moments: 

  1. A fan proposes to his girlfriend during Yellow Ostrich
  2. People being very confused about the lack of a tent at Perry’s
  3. The Head & The Heart
  4. Singing “New Slang” with The Shins as the sun was setting over the skyline
  5. Rahm Emanuel introducing The Black Keys

Saturday: The heat was a killer again, and then it started to cool off and everyone was happy. Turns out, it was cooling off due to dangerous and intense storms headed for Grant Park that ended with the site being evacuated. Some acts were rescheduled (fun. started later, Chairlift played Sunday night) and others were flat out cancelled (Alabama Shakes, The Temper Trap). The gates reopened after a generally short wait and the end time was pushed back to 11 PM.

Saturday’s Top Moments:

  1. GIVERS playing through their “first real problem” when their onstage monitors weren’t working
  2. Members of Chairlift chatting with Google Play crowd members while their set was postponed
  3. The wave of booing across Grant Park as festival goers were told to leave
  4. Being glued to Lollapalooza’s Twitter page for information, only to learn the reopening time from fun.’s Twitter page instead
  5. fun. reopening Lollapalooza with “One Foot”

Sunday: The weather was great, Grant Park was a mud pit, and there were 11 hours left of the festival. The 2012 festival was concluded on a high note, with headliners including two DJs, a rock and blues superstar, and an icon in the world of indie hip hop.

Sunday’s Top Moments:

  1. Trampled by Turtles putting together a captivating set
  2. A giant blow up birthday cake being thrown off of the Google Play Stage by Of Monsters and Men keyboard player Árni Guðjónsson
  3. Big Gigantic taking Perry’s by storm
  4. Chairlift being rescheduled for a late-night spot at the Playstation Stage
  5. Jack White singing the third verse of “Seven Nation Army” along with the crowd humming the famous guitar part

Check back for reviews of various Lollapalooza sets, along with more album reviews to close out the Summer!

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Posted on August 6, 2012, in Concert Reviews and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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