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24 August 2014

Lollapalooza 2014

Lollapalooza

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Photo Courtesy Will Rice

Iconic music festival Lollapalooza took Chicago’s Grant Park by storm Aug. 1 to 3. Headliners like Eminem, Outkast and Kings of Leon drew in more than 100,000 concertgoers. From the fantastic food, fashion and art, to the performers that sent tingles down our spine, here is Edge’s recap of Lollapalooza 2014.

Art

In addition to live murals and creations all over Grant Park, Lollapalooza partnered with Art Alliance to present The Provocateurs, an exhibition curated by Shepard Fairey. It featured street art from around the world and beautifully surreal, abstract pieces.

Marketplace/ Fashion

The easy-going spirit of the concert was reflected in the outfits and trends modeled by Lollapalooza-goers with throwback Hawaiian shirts and causal sundresses.

“Everyone here is socially conscious but still fashion-forward, comfy,” said TOMS ambassador and model Katie Parfet (pictured above).

After Parties

Local attractions also took the opportunity to draw crowds in, such as the W Lakeshore Hotel and their Reflect and Reveal Party, featuring a performance by RAC.

Cage the Elephant

As the rain poured down, fans embraced the experience through mud sliding and mud ballroom dancing. Even the band Cage the Elephant got into the spirit, said senior Ryan Holowesko. “The lead singer and guitarist went nuts. They jumped in the crowd and rolled around in the mud with us,” he said.

Foster the People

The three-piece band, Foster the People, unleashed on the big stage, commanded attention and proved themselves worthy of the crowd’s undying devotion. Lead singer Mark Foster (pictured above) thanked the fans for their love.

“I remember walking off the stage {in 2011} with a big smile on my face and saying to the guys, that’s what it’s all about.”

Social Responsibility

Besides bringing good tunes, Lollapalooza offered the chance to get involved with good causes. Whether you had a minute or an hour to talk between the next set, these tents raised awareness for increased social responsibility.

In case you missed it or want to relive the musical journey of Lollapalooza, you can live-stream videos of your favorite artists performing, at www.lollapalooza.com.

To get your fix, check out the fan favorites that will make stops in Miami:

Kings of Leon and Young the Giant (Sept.  6 at the Cruzan Amphitheatre)

CHVRCHES (Oct. 5 at the Miami Beach Fillmore)

Lykke Li and Duke Dumont (Oct. 10-12, at the III Points Music Festival)

Foster the People (Oct. 16  at the Miami Beach Fillmore)

Bombay Bicycle Club, Bleachers and Cage the Elephant (Oct. 26 at the Coral Skies Music Festival, Cruzan Amphitheatre).