Sunday, August 16, 2015
Saturday, August 1, 2015
Mega-music festivals have created lofty expectations of late for surprise guests or unannounced collaborations, such as Madonna at Coachella. But that kind of buzzy moment typically isn’t a part of Lollapalooza, the annual three-day festival in Chicago’s Grant Park. When you put together the kind of lineup Lolla did for this year, however, you don’t necessarily need big guests – not when in the closing hour of Day 1 you have rising pop superstar the Weeknd, EDM king Kaskade, and Sir Paul McCartney playing simultaneously.
The evening had its share of highlights, but any night that closes with tens of thousands singing “Hey Jude” typically and understandably gets remembered for one spine-tingling moment.