Lollapalooza’s crowd intensifies overall experience


Photos by Jose Calvo

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]his past weekend, Aug. 1-3, Lollapalooza was back in Grant Park celebrating its 10th Anniversary in the city of Chicago. Local and worldwide music fanatics who attended the festival were able to enjoy some of their favorite music artists and bands that varied in genre from alternative, rock, hip-hop, pop, electronic and indie. There were around 130 performances during the 3-day weekend. The most popular performances were by Eminem, Nas, Outkast, Lorde, Iggy Azalea, Cage the Elephant, Kings of Leon, Calvin Harris and Shrillex.

Marisela Hernandez and Rosario Sanchez, both 25, had a three-day pass and stated they have attended Lollapalooza around 3-4 times, but this was their first time bringing their son.

“ [The festival, in general] is a great way to forget about stress and work. The crowd is what makes Lollapalooza so great besides the artists,” stated Hernandez.

According to reports, Lollapalooza brings a crowd of about 270,000 individuals to Chicago.

Jesus Almanza and Cindy Acosta, both 22, had a one-day pass for Sunday and stated it was their first time attending the festival. Both stated that they would come again because the environment felt safe and the crowd enhanced the festival’s overall experience.

“I would advise anybody that attends Lollapalooza for the first time to take old gym shoes or even rain boots [since it rained today]. [Also] be prepared for any weather conditions and to have a lot of patience for all the pushing and the shoving that will be occurring,” stated Acosta.

Lollapalooza Chicago will be back next year, July 31-Aug. 2, 2015. For further information, or to see some of the performances please visit www.lollapalooza.com.

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