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Lollapalooza 2016

Lollapalooza Friday Highs & Lows: Chance the Rapper, Future & More

From Chance the Rapper's second surprise appearance to weird sound glitches, here are the awesome (& not so awesome) things we witnessed during the storm

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High: Future brings out Chance the Rapper

Just like he did at BonnarooChance the Rapper is quickly becoming the go-to guest at Lollapalooza this year. After his surprise appearance during Flosstradamus' set on Thursday, the Chicago native jumped on stage to join Future on Friday afternoon. Chance fired up the crowd with his lively performance of a Coloring Book favorite, "No Problem."

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Low: The crowd at Future's set was a turn-off

CHICAGO, IL - JULY 29:  Future performs during Lollapalooza 2016 at Grant Park on July 29, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo
Daniel Boczarski/Redferns

As much as the Chance the Rapper appearance was exciting, the teen-filled audience who came to Future's performance at the Bud Light stage was overwhelming. I couldn't enjoy my favorite turn up club tracks from the rapper, as wild underage kids kept bumping into me. "Fans" pretending to know the words to songs like "Low Life" and "Trap Niggas" also immediately killed my vibe. I think I'm getting too old for this...

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High: Kiiara has a tasty treat

CHICAGO, IL - JULY 29:  Kiiara performs at Grant Park on July 29, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty
Erika Goldring/Getty Images

The Fuse First singer, who previewed her first-ever Lollapalooza set with us, was a natural on stage. Sure, Kiiara performing "Gold" (one of our choices for Song of the Summer) was a big highlight. But her throwing animal crackers into the crowd as a treat for fans was absolutely adorable.

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Low: MØ's sound troubles

CHICAGO - JUL 29: MO performs on day two of Lollapalooza on July 29, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Gett
Michael Hickey/Getty Images

MØ's set time was unfortunately in the middle of the thunderstorm on Friday, which affected her performance. The Danish pop artist tried to revive the crowd with "Final Song" as the rain poured on them, but Mother Nature ended up glitching (and almost cutting off) her sound.

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High: Alessia Cara motivates her audience

Prior to performing her Know-It-All single "Scars to Your Beautiful," Alessia Cara shared a few touching words with her young audience. "There are so many different kinds of beautiful" became an assuring phrase for fans who may struggling with their identity.

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Low: Hearing Foals from a distance

CHICAGO, IL - JULY 29:  Yannis Philippakis of Foals performs during 2016 Lollapalooza Day Two at Grant Park on July 29, 2016
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Foals was one of the acts I was excited to see at Lollapalooza, but I got caught in the storm as soon as the British indie rockers entered the Samsung stage. It was a bit heartbreaking to hear their performance from a distance as I took shelter under the press tents.

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High: Mac Miller getting political

If you weren't aware by nowMac Miller is NOT a supporter of Donald Trump. During his afternoon performance, the Pittsburgh rapper ignited his fans by kicking off a "Fuck Donald Trump" chant right before he decided to dive into the audience.

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High: Waves of fans at Radiohead

CHICAGO, IL - JULY 29:  Thom Yorke of Radiohead performs during Lollapalooza at Grant Park on July 29, 2016 in Chicago, Illin
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Radiohead was the headliner on Friday night, and I'm still getting over the high of seeing the legendary band live for the first time. It was a beautifully surreal moment to witness a sea of people in one place as they enjoyed classic tunes. Remember those vintage festival photos from Monterey Pop and Woodstock that were in your high school history books? Well I actually saw that come to life!

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