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The 20th anniversary of Lollapalooza is now unfortunately in the rearview mirror. Eminem played to a crowd of 60,000, Coldplay performed “MX” and “Hurts Like Heaven,” and Foo Fighters closed out Lollapalooza with their own rainstorm. Meanwhile, many more musicians packed Chicago’s Grant Park to far more than capacity this past weekend. Although I personally couldn’t attend due to prior engagements, here’s a quick wrap-up of some notable acts as reviewed by some of our favorite music sites. Take a look through the reviews and see what you missed at Lollapalooza in case you, too, were already booked.
+ “Cee Lo is known for his crazy but creative stage costumes, and his performance at Lollapalooza was no different. Despite the rock star attire, he gave a soulful performance of his hit “Forget You” as well as other songs from his Gnarls Barkley days.” — FreddyO.com
+ “Girl Talk was as energetic as ever in the tent, and Greg Gillis probably lost about 5 pounds running around the stage to amp up the crowd. He played all of the usual mixes featuring hits like Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs” and Phoenix’s “1901,” along with new subtle additions.” — Brooklyn Vegan
+ “Best Coast frontwoman Bethany Cosentino, while being forced back to the middle of the stage to avoid being soaked herself, remarked that one day she’ll tell her grandkids about the time she sang songs about the sun while it rained at Lollapalooza.” — Hey Reverb
+ “And, boy oh boy, did Los Angeles band Fitz & the Tantrums own that main stage with all its heart. The hour-long set became one of the most powerful performances of the day… With no guitars in the band, multi-instrumentalist James King is its backbone on flute and saxophone. Think swinging couples dressed to kill and old soul sounds from Motown.” — China Shop Mag
Were you guys at Lollapalooza this year? Who were your favorite performers, and what was this year’s craziest moment? Let us know in the comments below!