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Lollapalooza 2019 day 2 pics (Tame Impala, Janelle Monae, IDLES, more)

Early in the set, bandleader Kevin Parker thanked the crowd for watching the set. “You could’ve just seen Childish Gambino,” he said, in reference to the rapper’s simultaneous set across the park.

Parker may have spoken too soon. While the energy from the audience was high for the first half of the performance, there were noticeable gaps in the crowd towards the halfway mark. Some festival goers appeared to be rushing to the T-Mobile stage to catch Gambino’s set, with others appearing to attempt to beat the mad rush once the park closes at 10 p.m.

This didn’t appear to deter the group, however, with Parker and his backing band playing other hits like “The Less I Know the Better” and “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards.”

At one point, Parker gave a shoutout to A$AP Rocky, dedicating “Why Won’t You Make Up Your Mind?” to the incarcerated rapper.

“Get home safe, dude,” he said before the song began. [Chicago Sun Times]

After kicking off on Thursday, the 2019 edition of Lollapalooza continued on Friday (8/2) in Chicago’s Grant Park. We already posted about a major coordinated fence-jumping attempt that proved unsuccessful, Chance the Rapper joining Death Cab for Cutie on “Do You Remember,” and Japanese Breakfast covering a Wilco classic, “Jesus, Etc.” Day 2 of Lolla also included sets from Tame Impala, Janelle Monae, Polo G, 21 Savage (who brought out headliner Childish Gambino to join him on “Monster” – watch that happen below), Tierra Whack, IDLES, The Nude Party, and more. Check out pictures from the whole day in the gallery above.

Lollapalooza runs through Sunday, and some sets are streaming live. Check out our 11 non-headliners not to miss, as well as pictures from day one.

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