Lollapalooza In A Nutshell: Kanye Vs. NIN, Rage Rampage And No Obama

Kanye WestLollapalooza 2008 is a wrap, but that doesn't mean you're up on everything that went down this past weekend in Chicago. Let's break it down day-by-day ...

Friday: Radiohead dazzled the glassy-eyed crowd, opting to play some of their more low-key songs amid a digital rain shower. The fans appreciated the soft landing after a frenetic day with CSS, the Cool Kids, the Black Lips and others. (Read more about Day 1.)

Saturday: The festival took a violent turn during Rage Against the Machine's set, as aggressive fans overstepped their bounds and the band urged them to calm down. It was an ugly and unfortunate end to what had been an otherwise idyllic day in Grant Park with Lupe Fiasco, the Ting Tings and more. (Read more about Day 2.)

Sunday: Lollapalooza 2008 wrapped up Sunday night not with an appearance by Illinois Senator Barack Obama (as had been rumored all weekend), but rather, with a much-hyped showdown between homecoming king Kanye and Trent Reznor's rejuvenated Nine Inch Nails. (Read more about Day 3.)

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