The saying goes: you win some and you lose some. Luckily for the people that made this year’s Lollapalooza come to fruition, there weren’t too many L’s to walk away with.
From the speedy, organized check-ins and (mostly) on-time sets to the multitude of security and lack of rain, this year’s nearly ***flawless Chicago fest deserves a handclap. Beyonce would be proud.
Here, in no particular order, are the highest and lowest moments of Lollapalooza 2015.
Beatles fans having their “Na Na Na” signs ready for Paul McCartney’s rendition of “Hey Jude”
A$AP Rocky and friends momentarily bringing the party to the Samsung Galaxy Owner’s Lounge
One particular Beysus worshipper spreading his own gospel on Lolla grounds
Meanwhile, this happened while we walked to another stage… #Beyhive @lollapalooza #Lolla #GalaxyLife A photo posted by VibeMagazine (@vibemagazine) on
How consistently turnt the crowd was for every set and how positive the vibe was overall
Young Thug sharing a blunt with a front row fan
Sam Smith bringing all the aunties out to play during his set (no seriously, he legit hit a family barbecue-esque shuffle)
A$AP Rocky giving a shout out to Chief Keef and bringing out Vic Mensa just to party
Kid Cudi’s utter jubilation being back on the stage
A man in a wheelchair crowd surfing all the way from the middle of the thick crowd to the photo pit in the front
Travi$ Scott’s 45-minute set consisting of his DJ playing around for 30 minutes and a thwarted five minutes of raucous stage time
#VIBEonSite | @travisscott before he told his real diehard fans to jump the baracades. Set length? Less than 10 minutes. #Lolla #Lollapalooza #GalaxyLife A video posted by VibeMagazine (@vibemagazine) on
Grant Park momentarily being evacuated for a daytime rainstorm that never came
The unforgiving 89-degree heat, ever-present sweat and dusty winds
Lion Babe’s lead singer, Jillian Hervey, suffering from a faulty mic
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