Happy Monday! Okay, here’s the thing. I planned on posting my Lollapalooza recap the Monday after the music festival (which was held July 31-August 2) but for the LIFE of me, I couldn’t find my camera (since most musical festivals don’t allow professional/DSLR cameras, I had to bring my point and shoot.) Thankfully while I was packing for Disney World (I’m there right now so make sure to follow me on snapchat at simplysinova for lots of Disney World fun) I found it! Although I’ve lived in Chicago basically my whole life, this was my first time getting three day passes for Lolla. Even though I’d been to dozens of Lollapalooza after shows before and had even gotten a single day Lolla pass in the past, I never wanted to commit to getting three day passes. Since I had such an AMAZING time covering the iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party last summer, I knew this year I wanted to finally give Lollapalooza a try! Since I didn’t get many (good) photos (since you can’t bring DSLR/professional cameras into the festival), I’ve decided to combine all three days into one post.
Day one of Lolla started out amazingly! The first band I saw was MisterWives and they were so good! They had such high energy and you could tell how much fun they were having on stage. I’ve been a fan of MisterWives for about two years now so seeing them live was such a fun experience. My favorite part of their set was when they performed Reflections and the ENTIRE crowd starting jumping up and down and singing along!
Tove Lo performed about an hour after MisterWives and since a lot of the MisterWives crowd had left, I was able to get a spot right in front of the stage. Before Lolla I definitely considered myself a Tove Lo fan but after seeing her perform live, I’ve gone from liking her to LOVING her! She was so incredible and you could tell she definitely cares about her fans and is really grateful for her success.After Tove Lo, I saw Cold War Kids and Alabama Shakes (I failed to get any decent photos of them) before ending the night with Sir Paul McCartney. Seeing Sir Paul was like an out of body experience. Getting to hear an ACTUAL Beatle sing Let It Be, Something, Yesterday, Can’t Buy Me Love, Eleanor Rigby, Blackbird and Hey Jude live is something I’ll NEVER forget!
Unfortunately I left my camera at home on the second day of Lolla (whoops) but I did get to see GIVERS, Charli XCX, Walk The Moon, Kid Cudi and Sam Smith (all of which were amazing!)
I started out the third and final day of Lolla by seeing Marina and the Diamonds and Twenty One Pilots but like with a few of the other artists I saw, I failed to get any decent photos.
Of Monsters and Men is one of my FAVORITE bands so I was so excited that they were performing at Lolla! They even played my favorite song Lakehouse!
Florence + the Machine was the closing act at Lolla 2015 and she was AMAZING! Seriously, I’d rank it with Imagine Dragons and Kanye West as my best concert experience! I think EVERYONE should get to experience Florence + the Machine live. Since it started to rain (and a thunderstorm was forming), she had to finish her two hour set a little earlier than planned (but she ended with an AMAZING performance of Dog Days Are Over where she took of her shirt and ran through the crowd so it was all good!) See you next year Lolla!