Chicago’s a tough crowd of music lovers to please and after Lollapalooza released this year’s lineup yesterday morning, sarcasm flooded the streets aplenty. McCartney? Sam Smith? Was Drake busy? Did anyone call Kendrick? (Apparently, Summerfest did.) On the other hand, this is a huge improvement over last year and Lolla is still the show to see.
Before looking on the bright side, let’s revel in the initial collective shock. Here are 15 of our favorite first reactions to this year’s Lollapalooza lineup.
See lineup here: Lollapalooza 2015
(Regarding Kid Cudi) “If this were Lollapalooza 2009, then it’d be a different story.” – JT Red Eye Chicago
“Is This the Most Dad-Friendly Lollapalooza Lineup Ever? Short answer: Yes.” – ChicagoMag.com
“Lollapalooza 2015: Paul McCartney, Metallica, and stuff for the kids these days”. – Chicago Reader
(Regarding headliner The Weeknd) “His hairstyle is as weird as his headliner billing. I still don’t get it.” —JT Red Eye Chicago
“Old-guy headliners for everyone!” – LA Times
“Though I’m still sore Drake isn’t on the bill, Kanye West collaborator Paul McCartney, who was also in some band called The Beatles, probably will be good too.” –JT Red Eye Chicago