Just like he did at Bonnaroo, Chance 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."
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...
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.
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.
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.
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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