LOLLAPALOOZA 2018: DAY THREE
LOLLAPALOOZA 2018: DAY THREE
With: The Weeknd, Zedd, Dua lipa and St. Vincent
Saturday August 4th, 2018
Barnstorming to the cool headliners of Lollapalooza 2018, Day Number Three.
Two cool acts going on simultaneously, and not that far apart from each other: You have The Weeknd on the Grant Park Stage, and EDM maestro Zedd, headlining Perry’s Stage as well.
First, The Weeknd. The setup for his stage, and configuring the stage props looks like a massive undertaking, what with the giant illuminated hand to stage right, and the giant illuminated head, stage left.
The Weeknd is clearly one of the most enigmatic and captivating performers in R&B on the scene today.
And is he ever present amidst these gigantic props, illuminating a rainbow of colors with unique precision and fortitude. I can’t describe it any other way but visually- it’s authentic weirdness, with a macabre slash horror appeal.
Yeah- you heard right.
It’s amazing what The Weeknd has accomplished in such a few short years, from small Toronto clubs to now headlining the massive Lollapalooza.
As far as photography goes, I totally enjoy photographing a darkened mood, with visuals to boot.
Opposite The Weeknd, I bounced over to the Perry’s Stage to catch award winning artist / DJ / Producer Zedd, and his sophisticated visuals and setup.
Have photographed a few times now, and he certainly knows how to adapt accordingly from his rig for arenas, to doing festivals such as Lollapalooza.
The visual brought forth are stunning, as always: a photographer’s dream to shoot this set with the massive LED screens in front and back of Zedd showing detail in vivid color from desert landscapes to other worldly colors and hues.
Awashed in color, with a heavy EDM backbeat, as always, from Zedd.
Earlier, I got the chance to photograph the one and only Dua Lipa, headlining the Lake Shore Stage at Lollapalooza.
The festival grounds are packed and ready for her performance, with her catchy tunes, and cool dance moves. Dua Lipa knows a thing or two about love’s battles, let alone regrets, and coupled with that husky voice of hers, and her dominating stage presence, it certainly makes for an eye popping good time.
Her fans adore her to death, singing along to every word, and cheering in delight when she busts out dance moves between the singing.
She definitely has Vogue appeal, in looks and in sophistication.
Lastly, we have St. Vincent playing at the Bud Light stage.
Clearly Annie Clark had one of the most strongest sets from Lollapalooza 2018. With her brand of unclassifiable futuristic and electric to the core baroque pop, and her neon orange tight as skin one piece, let alone matching neon orange guitar- she can plug in and let loose with her jagged and jarring guitar riffs, and make everyone know she is the electric queen and worthy of any accolades you may wish to throw her way.
Without question- St Vincent had the best set of the day, captivating to watch from beginning to end, even though it was just a miniscule hour.
Cheers – Bobby Talamine – Music Photographer