Aug. 7 - Aug. 9 Grant Park Chicago photos by Cambria Harkey text by Jeff Dorgay

Artist web site: www.lollapalooza.com

Lollapalooza 2009 Wrap up

For the fifth consecutive year, Chicago’s Grant Park played host to the resurrected Lollapalooza Festival this past weekend. Three days, more than 125 bands, and a combination of steady rain (Friday), high humidities (Saturday) and brutal temperatures (heat indexes climbed to 100 degrees on Sunday) greeted a collective sold-out total of 225,000 concertgoers.

The downtown lakefront setting, musical diversity, and something-for-everyone choices continue to ensure that Lollapalooza remains one of the country’s top destination festivals. Along with Chicago Tribune Rock Critic and NPR “Sound Opinions” co-host Greg Kot and Tribune contributor Andy Downing, TONE Assistant Music Editor and Tribune contributor Bob Gendron helped cover the event for his hometown paper. Their reports for the Chicago Tribune can be accessed via the links (to the Tribune) below.

Friday: http://leisureblogs.chicagotribune.com/turn_it_up/2009/08/lollapalooza-2009-friday-in-review.html

Saturday: http://leisureblogs.chicagotribune.com/turn_it_up/2009/08/lollapalooza-2009-saturday-in-review.html

Sunday: http://leisureblogs.chicagotribune.com/turn_it_up/2009/08/lollapalooza-2009-sunday-wrapup.html