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Lollapalooza, Day 2

Posted by Andi on August 25, 2013

I know, I know, I’m catching up.

We started Day 2 by grabbing some coffee and doughnuts and sitting at a picnic bench somewhat close to Perry’s so we could hear Cherub. As I mentioned in my previous Lollapalooza post, you didn’t have to get too close to Perry’s to hear it really well. After a long day the day before, it was nice to start of the day easily.

Next we went over to Beast Patrol, which was a fun set.

Beast Patrol

After that we went to see Reignwolf and meet up with friends. He started his set on stage by himself, playing guitar and a drum at the same time, and he was amazing! After a couple of songs some other musicians came out, so he was able to focus on playing guitar and singing.

Reignwolf

In an effort to not tire ourselves out too much, we spent the next set lounging in the shade to Charles Bradley. Tim discovered him. He sings old-school soul music.

We were hoping to see HAIM next, but the schedule was changed and they were going to play later in the day. So we grabbed some food (I had yummy tamales) and then headed to the Grove to see Unknown Mortal Orchestra.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra

It was okay, but enjoyed the next band we saw, Foals, so much more.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra

It was a tough call because The National were playing at the same time, and I love them. But the last time Foals were at Lollapalooza we only heard a small part of the set, so I wanted to hear more. Tim wanted to see them too, so that made the decision a bit easier. We got pretty close to the stage, which worked out well when the lead singer left the stage and came over close to where we were.

The Foals

After Foals we went across the field to use the Port-o-Potties since those seemed the safest, and ended up hearing the beginning of Kendrick Lamar’s set. It wasn’t my thing, and that’s fine, but this again highlights some of the sound issues I discussed in my previous Lolla post. That particular stage, the Bud Light stage, was so loud, and during the day, poorly mixed. It was so loud that we left that field and were passing The Grove, a smaller stage, and could still hear it perfectly. IF you wanted to see who was at the Grove at the same time I’m guessing you couldn’t hear it well if you were further back on the right side. Again, the sound bleed problem this year was pretty bad.

Thankfully we were not heading to the Grove. Instead we went across the part to hear The Lumineers. We dealt with sound bleed there, too, hearing the music from Perry’s more than we would have liked. We were toward the back because the crowd was huge on that side. There were a lot of people who wanted to see The Lumineers and Mumford & Sons. We wanted to be able to get out quickly because we wanted to go back to the other side to see the Postal Service, and I didn’t want to miss any of that. That meant sound bleed. We’ve sat in the back near where we were for The Lumineers (who were great, by the way) in years past and didn’t have that problem.

And then, the highlight of the day. The Postal Service.

The Postal Service

I didn’t see them 10 years ago when Give Up came out, so I was really looking forward to this. Next to New Order and Alt-J, it was the only must-see set of the festival for me. And they didn’t disappoint. That set made me so very happy.

The Postal Service

Day 3 will be in a separate post. Hopefully the wait for it won’t be as the wait was for this one. I would love to post it well before I end up at Riot Fest in a few weeks!

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