5 Acts You May Have Missed At Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza 2014

Lollapalooza always has its highs and lows. But each year, the highlights come from the smaller acts who can surprise and win over crowds. While the rest of the masses and festival recappers were attending more popular shows at bigger stages, five acts secretly stole the show.

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From The Lollapalooza Desk: Leave The Meter Running

“Some of the things I’ve said in the past month have taken some fear away from myself,” says Frank Ocean timidly into the mic. “I’m grateful for that love.” The four-piece band eases in and Ocean starts: “Taxi driver/ be my shrink for the hour.” Two minutes into “Bad Religion,” Ocean’s R&B art confessional, I’m crying like an infant.

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From the Lollapalooza Desk: Burnt and Hallowed Grounds

“Weed!” giggles an eighteen year old wearing nothing but a bandana to cover her chest. She does a little flutter kick in the air before pirouetting. Spinning without much control, she stops herself upon hitting another person. She plants a wet kiss on this strangers face, blushes, then runs away. A group of three fifty-year-old women headed from the bar tent walk past me while laughing to one another. “This is the time we would run into our kids, while we’re each double fisting!” One of the mothers snorts, sloshing the foam of her Hoegaarden onto the grounds of Grant Park.

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Lollapalooza, We’re Yours

It’s time. That time. The one when three hundred thousand human beings congregate in a park in Chicago, IL to stand, and soak, and sweat, and kiss, and drink, and smoke, and puke, and love, and cheer, and fight, and fuck. It’s the most raucous, unwieldy collection of strange and disfigured people: small, tall, fat, thin, old, young. And they’re all together to listen to some other folks make glorious, glorious sounds from metal boxes. They’ll hit things, shake things, strum things, blow things, crash things, smash things, and vibrate their throats until we’ve had enough and then they’ll do it some more. That’s the human transaction. That’s the state of music. That’s Lollapalooza.

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Lollapalooza Lineup 2012 [Official]

The official lineup has arrived at long last. After teasing from @Lollaleaks and even Lolla itself in somewhat cryptic CTA ads, we now have the full and official roster of who will be showing up from August 3rd-5th in Grant Park. Headliners: Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Keys, Black Sabbath, Jack White, Florence + […]

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Leakapalooza 2.0

The Airspace has so-far been dedicated to bringing you news, updates, and speculation about 2012’s Lollapalooza. Now we have a new batch of updates ahead of Wednesday’s official lineup release. Already Lollapalooza has been teasing its lineup in a series of ads online and popping up at Chicago Transit Authority stops. These ads feature lyrics […]

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