TVD Live: Lollapalooza at Grant Park, 7/28

12:43PM: Well, we’re underway! The Lollapalooza gates have barely opened and thumping from Perry’s Stage can be heard outside the grounds on Michigan Avenue where many an entrepreneur line the street. There are artists hocking floral crowns and headbands to popsicle stands to coolers filled with everything from water to White Claw to Fireball. Chicago is ready to make some money this weekend.

2:13PM: Entering Lolla I pass some teens attempting to hide their baby bottles of vodka from security. It’d be a lot more discreet if they weren’t standing directly in front of security, but they’ll learn.

3:22PM: My first Perry and Etty Lau Farrell sighting of the weekend and it’s right off the bat. The Lolla founder and his wife have brought special guests today: their two adorable dogs.

4:29PM: The sound of Still Woozy’s high energy pop music is matched only by his high energy pop presence.

5:24PM: You can always count on Tove Lo to bring a dance party and give you a good ol’ boob flash.

6:13PM: I wasn’t sure what to expect from Des Plaines’ own 100 gecs but their fans’ enthusiasm as they counted to 100 before the duo hit the stage had me intrigued. And then they appeared in wizard costumes and pretty much instantly won me over. Their hyperpop is perfect for gamers and fans of the show Workaholics.

6:42PM: It’s quite literally Christmas at the Discord Stage thanks to Remi Wolf. “Want a present?” she laughs in her Santa hat surrounded by holiday inflatables.

6:53PM: And just like that I witnessed my first fan barf of the weekend. It’s impressive form, as she had enough control to make it to the closest trash can.

7:09PM: Jazmine Sullivan is a shining star—and not just because she’s dressed in yellow. Backed by a full band and three singers, the Philly native is displaying her powerful vocal chops.

8:40PM: No surprise that the crowd is massive for Metallica, who waste no time smacking us in the face with their iconic songs.

8:52PM: Fortunately the mesmerizing Caroline Polachek is able to pull my attention away from the guy peeing on a tree right next to me. Her headlining performance is beautiful, artful, and a fitting way to conclude night one of Lollapalooza 2022.


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