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Lollapalooza kicks off in Chicago, it’s raining, it’s streaming

The Gaslight Anthem @ Lollapalooza 2009
Gaslight Anthem

12:35 p.m. (1:35 p.m. est)

It’s raining in Chicago, which is perfect weather for an outdoor festival. Good thing I brought a raincoat.

Most people weren’t as fortunate and had to buy a poncho for $5 outside of the festival. Who knows how much one costs inside the grounds.

While hiding from the drizzle in the media tent, I’m listening to Hey Champ. I haven’t heard them before, but they’re a sort of pop indie group. Like what I’ve heard so far.

I had planned to get here earlier and see Hockey at 11:30, but catching the train and walking a mile or more to Grant Park got me here a little too late.

I don’t have anyone in particular that I want to see until Bon Iver at 3 p.m., so I’m probably going to wander the grounds and familiarize myself. []

That live report from Lollapalooza comes to us from Sounds like not a blast so far. And there is a STREAM (a poorly advertised one).

Like All Points West this past weekend, Chicago has rain, Chicago has Hey Champ, and Chicago has a random stream of some of the bands at the festival. Unlike All Points West, Chicago has The Gaslight Anthem (I’m watching and listening to them on the stream as I type this) (they allow umbrellas there).

Tonight’s Lolla headliners are Kings of Leon and Depeche Mode. Stream schedule below…

Lolla Webcast schedule…

Friday, August 7
2:00 – Gaslight Anthem
3:00 – Heartless Bastards
4:00 – TBA
5:00 – White Lies
6:00 – TBA
7:00 – Of Montreal
8:00 – Fleet Foxes
9:00 – The Decemberists
10:00 – Andrew Bird

Saturday, August 8

2:00 – TBA
2:45 – Henry Clay People
3:30 – Gomez
4:30 – TBA
5:30 – Glasvegas
6:30 – Rise Against
7:30 – TBA
8:30 – Federico Aubele
9:30 – Ben Harper and Relentless7

Sunday, August 9

1:30 – Bat For Lashes
2:30 – Airborne Toxic Event
3:30 – Dan Deacon
4:30 – Delta Spirit
5:30 – TBA
6:30 – TBA
7:30 – TBA
8:30 – Portugal, The Man

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