Lollapalooza A Steamy Success In Chicago
July 25, 2005

Perry Farrell & co.'s gamble of rebuilding Lollapalooza as a two-day/one-city festival seems to have paid off, with thousands of music fans descending on Chicago's Grant Park over the weekend to catch Weezer, the Pixies and countless other acts. While reports said that the two main stages' audio tended to overlap during some bands, the crowds were well-behaved under the hot summer sun.

Farrell could be found all over Lollapalooza; he appeared on stage to introduce a few bands, on Saturday he performed an acoustic set with Porno For Pyros guitarist Peter Distefano at the Kidzapalooza stage, and Sunday marked the official debut of his latest musical project, Satellite Party, which includes No Doubt bassist Tony Kanal and former Extreme axeman Nuno Bettencourt. Saturday night was topped by back-to-back performances from the Pixies and Weezer, with Sunday wrapping up with a massive set from Widespread Panic.

WKQX "Q101"/Chicago's very own Electra was kind enough to file a report for FMQB.com as well. She writes: "For starters, every rumor you've heard about the heat was true - I must have gone through 10 bottles of water on Sunday. Thankfully, my boyfriend alerted me to the presence of a cooling tent: basically a bunch of huge industrial strength fans with the occasional blast of water. It smelled a bit like generator, but it did the trick. I was doing the live broadcast thing from noon to 4 p.m. both days, so I missed some great performances: word is The Dead 60s really tore it up. [Weezer frontman] Rivers [Cuomo] was chattier than usual Saturday night - was that a dig or a tribute when he swapped "Pixies" for "Green Day" in [the lyrics to] "El Scorcho?" I really loved hearing the brand new Death Cab For Cutie song under the stars on Sunday. Other personal highlights included watching a Ren-Faire-looking gentleman do tricks with glass balls while Z-Trip did his mash-up magic (no, Z-Trip didn't bring him along), catching just enough of Spoon to get the hype, and watching The Arcade Fire from the super-sweet LollaLounge with Perry Farrell standing next to me - and singing along. He occasionally looked out over the crowd of thousands and beamed like a proud papa. That's something I'll never forget."




 
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