After the flashy beats and rhythm-focused first day of Lollapalooza, things returned to a form of sorts as the second day came into focus amid the continuing ideal weather. The crowds didn’t seem to be as thick as the mobs of sold out previous years, but that didn’t stop a steady stream of gate crashing attempts (with varying degrees of success) from those on the outside, and in truth the extra personal space may have been as much due to the expanded grounds, additional stages as it was to smaller numbers.
The added space turned six-lane Columbus Drive into a pedestrian walkway allowing a bottleneck free passage between stages, and the new layout gave every stage more room to let the sound breath and thus cut down on bleed. And of course the focus of the weekend was those sounds. For …
It’s the height of summer in Chicago and that means it’s time for excited (and soon to be inebriated) masses to gather in Grant Park for the city’s biggest (and most commercial) music festival. With an expanded territory in the park and an expanded capacity, Lollapalooza 2010 showed up with an impressive crop of performers and ideal weather, and after the first day, one big question: Didn’t this used to be a rock festival?
OK, there certainly we’re plenty of guitar-focused bands playing throughout the park with acts like The Walkmen, The Black Keys, The New Pornographers and Wavves entertaining the masses, but my path for the day turned out to be filled with keyboards, drums and overwhelming rhythms.
The job of starting all this off fell to Atlanta’s latest hip hop superstar B.o.B whose chart …
URB asked BBU, the WIndy City party rappers behind “Chi Don’t Dance” to keep us updated on the happenings in Grant Park and around Chicago this weekend for Lollapalooza 2010. The group is making their Lolla debut this year, which means get ready for some all access magic from this threesome.
Summer’s at its headiest and hottest and we’re Lollapalooza-bound to crisp in the Mid West sun. There’s a lot of variety at this year’s three-day fest amidst the Yeasayers and Soundgardens and Wavves’. So whether you’re long-planned or last-minute—or you’re just going to tan and check out boys—here’s our guide to the top 10 sets you may not consider, but don’t want to miss.
URB and UG Strategies are taking over Chicago’s all new Beauty Bar for a night of glamtastic music with DJ sets by Semi Precious Weapons, Lady Starlight, Hollywood Holt and Figo. If that’s not sexy enough, infamous nightlife photographer Bronques of Last Nights Party will be hosting this intimate gathering .