Leftover Lollapalooza Thoughts…

What band were you most excited to see? Did they meet your expectations?

 Wilhelm Lawrence: I was most excited to see the Red Hot Chili Peppers because I grew up on them, knew pretty much every song and had never seen them perform live. The Peppers certainly did not disappoint, they played a combination of new tracks and old crowd favorites, and they definitely elevated my love for this rag tag group of veterans.

Alex San Jose: Although the rain ruined part of my day on Saturday, I was still able to see the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Calvin Harris and Avicii. RHCP was on my list for a long time, and I had anticipated their return since they came years ago. It was rewarding to see them as they covered both new and old hits.

Felipe Vieira: Aside, from RHCP, I was just as excited to see Justice perform. They blew me away and totally met my expectations. The show was insane. I haven’t seen them live before, but I had an idea of what their show was going to sound like since I am a fan of their live album, Across the Universe, which was recorded when they played in San Francisco in 2008. I was hoping but not expecting them to start their set with the same intro (Genesis) but they actually did. It was the perfect ending to Lolla.





Did you discover a new band that you liked while there?

  Wilhelm Lawrence: I did, I discovered a band called the Givers. I had actually seen them the Thursday before Lollapalooza while going to see Passion Pit at the House of Blues, and once I realized they were playing their set in Lolla, my friends and I decided to see what an entire show of theirs would be like. They absolutely floored it, especially their girl singer who doubled as another drummer. I completely thought she was going to break through her drum set at one point.

Felipe Vieira: I was impressed by The Head and the Heart. I haven’t heard of them before that.


Summarize your experience in 1 sentence:

 Wilhelm Lawrence: This year’s Lollapalooza was full of endless supplies of mud, sun and Smoke Daddy pulled pork sandwiches…mmmhh Tasty.

Alex San Jose: If I had to sum it all up in one sentence – a very short-lived and wet adventure.

Felipe Vieira: It was incredible, exhausting and I can’t wait to go back!


There you go – the last of our Palooza chatter, a taste of our varied tastes in music and our firsthand accounts of the event.

Feel free to answer the questions yourself in our comments section.  We would love to hear from you!

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