Lollapalooza Music Festival, Chicago

Today’s post is a little different from my usual blogs, since it’s not directly about travel. Not unless you count going to Chicago to attend a rock music festival travel!

Stitched photo of the Chicago skyline behind one of the two main stages at Lollapalooza (during Lou Reed’s set)

Lollapalooza began as an annual touring festival back in 1991, and is today held each year in up to six different cities, spanning three continents. But since 2005, the festival’s undisputed home has been Chicago.

The north main stage during The Kaiser Chiefs’ set

For one weekend a year, Grant Park in downtown Chicago temporarily becomes one of the biggest music venues in the World. The event lasts three or four days, with a diverse range of performers taking part on multiple stages.

Nighttime Chicago from the south end of Grant Park during Lollapalooza

We attended for just one day (the Sunday) back in 2009, and got to see a bunch of artists including The Killers, Lou Reed and The Kaiser Chiefs, as these photos show.

The Killers perform on the south main stage

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This post was inspired by the photo themes of At least two syllable words starting with the letter ‘L’ (in this case ‘Lollapalooza’) from Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge and Temporary and Dancing from The Daily Post.


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6 Responses to Lollapalooza Music Festival, Chicago

  1. Cee Neuner says:

    Oh how fun and amazing photos.

  2. I’ve never been, but I know people who have gone.


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