LOLLAPALOOZA 2018: DAY TWO
LOLLAPALOOZA 2018: DAY TWO
With: Post Animal, Clairo, Taylor Bennett, Parquet Courts, Tyler, The Creator, Greta Van Fleet
Friday August 3rd, 2018
Grant Park Chicago
Lollapalooza 2018, and going head first into day number two.
Up first: Chicago locals Post Animal form the American Eagle Stage- and it’s a rip roaring dust filled and a mosh pit of expansive proportions of a good time.
Have never seen a dust cloud like created by all the moshers like the one at Post Animal, ever. And this is early in the day, around 2:00 or so.
Fun to photograph these guys, especially at Lollapalooza, with such a ravenous fan base and crazy crowd.
Off to Tito’s stage to catch some of the remaining set of Clairo, which the crowd loves, but a complete 180 from Post Animal. Mellow vibes all around, even though it was a short set.
Now off to Perry’s Stage to catch some of Taylor Bennett from the crowd. Crowd certainly digs him, wearing a Chicago Bulls jersey, and working the crowd into a fever pitch.
Have witnessed Taylor performing live a few times now, and I have to say, it’s definitely celebratory.
Now to run back north and make it in time at Lollapalooza for Parquet Courts, a cool American rock band from New York City.
These guys are the true definition of Indie Rock, fully loaded with piss and vinegar when they hit the Bud Light Stage at Lollapalooza mid afternoon.
Now off to the Grant Park Stage all the way south to catch the one and only Tyler, The Creator.
Have been looking forward to Tyler’s set for weeks prior to Lollapalooza.
He’s such a forward thinking rapper, who crosses over genres of Hip Hop and whatnot at a moment’s notice, working the massive Grant Park Stage left to right, enticing the crowd for sing alongs and chants, dressed in a tropical and flowery shirt and shorts, looking anything but an accomplished rapper with cool vibes.
And it works. Tyler is one of the coolest acts at Lollapalooza day two.
Same with the next act at the American Eagle Stage: The one and only Greta Van Fleet, all healthy and ready to rock to the masses.
Crazy band equals equally crazy fans, from the first note forward.
This band is one of the most anticipated acts to appear at Lollapalooza this year.
Simply look at the amount of photographers covering Greta: must be 30 in the packed pit waiting for them to hit the stage.
They do not disappoint. Greta Van Fleet is ready to rock, and then some.
The Kiszka brothers- Josh Kiszka on Lead Vocal, Jake Kiszka on Guitar, Sam Kiszka on Bass, and Danny Wagner on Drums..damn, these guys are good.
Their set is a barnburner, all the way to Josh flaying around with a Tambourine for a song, then breaking it into pieces and tossing them into the crowd.
All band members dressed as if they were cloned from 1976, bare midriffs and all.
Who cares anyway. These Michigan shit kickers know how to rock.
An anticipated set equals a great set.
Love these guys.
Part two of Lollapalooza Day Two to follow soon.
Cheers- Bobby Talamine – Music Photographer