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Lollapalooza 2010 — Day 1 & 2 in pics

most of the photos by Josh Darr

The Strokes
The Strokes

Lady Gaga & Semi Precious Weapons (pic via Krista Davis)
Lollapalooza

Phoenix
Phoenix

Lollapalooza wheeled out some big headliners in its sixth year on the Chicago lakefront, as a record 240,000 people poured into Grant Park over three days to see 130 performers, including Lady Gaga, Green Day and reunited grunge-era icons Soundgarden.

Size matters at Lollapalooza, as the festival expanded its reach westward by shutting down Columbus Avenue and spreading eight stages across 110 acres, up from 80 acres in previous years. Columbus Avenue was converted into a giant sidewalk lined with portable toilets, a simple but effective improvement that allowed fans to avoid the dreaded Buckingham Fountain bottleneck that had turned previous festivals into human traffic jams. The festival topped its previous three-day record of 225,000, reached the last two years.

Still, there was little room during some performances at the northernmost stages on Butler Field, where fans jostled shoulder-to-shoulder for space to see performances by Metric, Phoenix and Arcade Fire. Note to Austin, Texas-based promoters C3 Presents: How about widening the southern entrance to Butler Field or moving one of the stages onto Columbus Drive to relieve what is becoming an annual problem? It’s only going to get worse if the festival approaches its new capacity of 95,000 a day in future years.” [Chicago Tribune]

The 2010 edition of Lollapalooza went down in Chicago on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. A set of pictures from the first two of those days, continue below…

DAY ONE

Dirty Projectors

Dirty Projectors

WAVVES (via)
Lollapalooza

Dirty Projectors

Dirty Projectors

Dirty Projectors

Dirty Projectors

Dirty Projectors

Dirty Projectors

Dirty Projectors

Dirty Projectors

Lady Gaga fans

Dirty Projectors

Dirty Projectors

Dirty Projectors

Dirty Projectors

Dirty Projectors

Dirty Projectors

Dirty Projectors

Dirty Projectors

Dirty Projectors

Semi Precious Weapons & Lady Gaga & the audience

via Krista Davis
Lollapalooza

The Strokes

(via)
Lollapalooza

(via)
Lollapalooza

(via)
Lollapalooza

(via)
Lollapalooza

The Strokes

The Strokes

The Strokes

The Strokes

The Strokes

The Strokes

The Strokes

The Strokes

DAY TWO

Warpaint

Warpaint

Warpaint

Warpaint

Warpaint

Warpaint

Warpaint

Warpaint

Dawes

Dawes

Dawes

Dawes

Dawes

Dawes

Dawes

Dawes

Wild Beasts

Wild Beasts

Wild Beasts

Wild Beasts

Wild Beasts

Wild Beasts

Wild Beasts

Wild Beasts

Wild Beasts

Deer Tick

Deer Tick

Deer Tick

Deer Tick

Deer Tick

Deer Tick

Deer Tick

Deer Tick

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes

Ed Sharpe

Ed Sharpe

Ed Sharpe

Ed Sharpe

Ed Sharpe

Ed Sharpe

Ed Sharpe

Ed Sharpe

Ed Sharpe

Ed Sharpe

Ed Sharpe

Ed Sharpe

Ed Sharpe

The xx (via)
Lollapalooza

Metric

Metric

Metric

Metric

Metric

Metric

Metric

Grizzly Bear

Grizzly Bear

Grizzly Bear

Grizzly Bear

Grizzly Bear

Grizzly Bear

Grizzly Bear

Grizzly Bear

Grizzly Bear

Grizzly Bear

Spoon

Spoon

Spoon

Spoon

Spoon

Spoon

Phoenix

Phoenix

Phoenix

Phoenix

Phoenix

Phoenix

Phoenix

Green Day

Green Day

Green Day

Green Day

Green Day

Green Day

Green Day

Day Three pictures coming soon.

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