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Adieu to Summer: Highlights from Lollapalooza 2017

Adieu to Summer: Highlights from Lollapalooza 2017

Lollapalooza 2017 attendee

Lollapalooza 2017 attendee

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Each summer, Lollapalooza morphs Chicago into a festival fashion mecca. Mecca is a strong word. More like a ‘place of interest’. Unlike the famous and perhaps more beautiful fests, Lolla’s always been content with doing its own thing. It’s like Khloe before the athletes. Non-conforming. Authentic. Approachable.  Anyway, that doesn’t mean things don’t get weird. They do. Folks tend to under-dress. Of course, a few dabble with cosplay. Generally, it’s a dirty mess peppered with a few dashes of style. That, however, is what makes the perfectly placed painter’s uniform, or denim overall with a red lip oh so sweet to happen upon.

Headliners this year included Chicago’s own Chance The Rapper, who took the opportunity to squash a lingering beef with Vic Mensa, another hometown lyricist. Arcade Fire did their usual ‘hey look how many instruments we can play’ routine (i kid), and XX pulled off a surprisingly sentimental set. Bishop Briggs got the crowd fired with her powerhouse vocals and I missed Jadenna whose show basically began at 9 a.m. (sorry, but 3 p.m. is crazy early on the weekend. I’m a bum). Again, the diversity of the music was reflected in the style of the crowd.

Lollapalooza 2017 attendee

Lollapalooza 2017 attendee

Lollapalooza 2017 attendee

Lollapalooza 2017 attendee

Lollapalooza 2017 attendee

Lollapalooza 2017 attendee

Lollapalooza 2017 attendee

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