Posted in music | pictures on August 17, 2009

photos by Paul Birman

Maynard
Tool

"First came the rain on Friday, then the heat on Saturday. But Lollapalooza breeds a hearty stock, so with slip 'n slides, togas and giant Chinese peasant hats in tow, out came the 70,000-plus for another day of music that was capped by fill-in headliners the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and doomy metal icons Tool.

Taking the place of the Beastie Boys, who had to drop out several weeks ago due to MC Adam Yauch's bout with cancer of the salivary gland, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs brought their always-colorful A-game, led, as usual, by fashion-forward singer Karen O, who took the stage in a kaleidoscopic, towering bird costume. Down on the south end, things couldn't have looked and sounded any more different, as Tool singer Maynard James Keenan stripped down to a pair of black workout shorts and moaned the lyrics to his band's turgid D&D metal as giant H.R. Giger-like images of giant bugs and morphing aliens were projected on the big screens." [MTV]

No that isn't an All Points West review. More pictures from the second day of this year's Lollapalooza festival, below...

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Day one pictures HERE.

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Comments (24)

these are so much fun to look through. thanks.

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2009 3:42 PM

Daaammmmnnn... all these pointy ears and headbands... what is this? Comicon?

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2009 3:49 PM

haha 3:49... was just thinking the same thing

and the lollapalooza pics are awesome

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2009 3:51 PM

holy shit at Rise Against guy's bulging veins

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2009 3:52 PM

Tool fans love breaking the "Don't be that guy" rule.

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2009 3:57 PM

why is she dressed like björk?

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2009 4:00 PM

@ 3:52
Nosferatu rises again!

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2009 4:02 PM

that's cuz they're non-conformistfits.

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2009 4:02 PM

i dress like them too. people hate me in the subway.

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2009 4:06 PM

Karen is becoming the Chief Blue Meanie

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2009 4:09 PM

What's up, girl in purple bandana and orange shirt?
Tool fans, though...so annoying.

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2009 4:17 PM

yyy for the win

Posted by tp | August 17, 2009 4:23 PM

what's up..mutant girl with the elf ears..

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2009 4:33 PM

It's so tough to get a really flattering shot of a drummer but that B&W one of Brian Chase is pretty kick ass! Quite a zoom lens at work!

Posted by blackhat | August 17, 2009 4:46 PM

JUST SAY NO NO NO TO THE YEAH YEAH YEAHS.

Posted by the man with the mustache | August 17, 2009 5:00 PM

Friends say NO NO NO to ego's run amok and silly costumes based on Indonesian culture you made a mockery of.

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2009 5:41 PM

topless dudes

Posted by gay | August 17, 2009 6:42 PM

even the Yeah Yeah Yeahs admit it's hard to play opposite the mighty TOOL.

That's a tough spot.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2009 12:15 AM

For a close review of Day 2 at Lollapalooza take a look at this review and the rest of the weekend... http://salvatorebono.blogspot.com/2009/08/live-review-lollapalooza-day-2.html

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2009 8:37 AM

tool as penis shirt is funny

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Posted by Susan | August 18, 2009 10:30 AM

If you take away all the pomp and theatrical costumes, you will find that the YYYs are simply overhyped, pedestrian, conformist-hipster fodder. How they are quasi-headlining these big shows baffles me.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2009 1:20 PM

haha some of those are really funny.

Posted by boxer training | November 14, 2009 4:24 PM

I can't decide if i like like Yeah Yeah Yeahs..

Posted by winnie the pooh baby shower invitations | November 24, 2009 7:50 PM

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