Day two of Perry Farrell's Lollapalooza fest in Chicago's Grant Park kicked things up a notch by adding some diva flavor to its indie-boy band lineup. But first, No Age bravely kicked off the second half of the day, even though band member Randy Randall had recently dislocated his shoulder in a dance contest and had to play wearing a sling. The duo debuted at Lollapalooza regardless, bringing much-needed L.A. noise to the festival.
Sweden's Lykke Li is known for her charming pop debut Youth Novels, but what people don't know about this diva is she can bang on the drums like a real punk and dance like a dream, as evidenced by her afternoon Lolla set.
Animal Collective rocked the Vitamin Water stage at sunset, screaming much-welcomed jams from Merriweather Post Pavillion.
Has Karen O been inducted to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame yet? All bets say she will be one day. The rock goddess came beaming onto the stage with a gigantic headpiece and dress made of felt hands, then ceremoniously stripped down to her jumper.
Thanks again, Perry Farrell!
- Randy Randall
- Perry Farrell