Saturday Wrap-Up – Lolla and Summer, Reunited

Lolla attendees had ample time to dry out today as the weather improved and summer reclaimed Chicago.  Friday was notable for showcasing the resilience of fans, as well as the performers who stepped up to the challenge of putting on fantastic shows to reward the dedication of those seeking a good time.  That ended up being pretty much everybody.  Saturday’s musical celebrations were even further off the hook, with absolutely nothing standing between fans and their music.  Lolla’s acts took full advantage of this spirit, delivering another series of exemplary productions.  The Internet was abuzz with chatter anticipating sets from The Delta Spirit and Thenewno2, who kicked off the day, living up to the hype.  Also making good on a boatload of buzz were Britain’s ensemble darlings Los Campesinos! and Swedish dark-poppers Miike Snow, who anchored an afternoon that bode well for the rest of the day.  With evening approaching quickly, big shows came thick and fast from the likes of Animal Collective, Ben Harper, Glasvegas, Santigold, No Age, TV on the Radio and Lykke Li.  Saturday headliners Tool and Yeah Yeah Yeahs left us with a warm feeling–the latter doing a rousing acoustic rendition of “Maps”–holding down those much sought-after end-of-day slots with power and grace. Another fun-filled, worry-free day in the bag, we’re already looking ahead to tomorrow. 3802150383_e37b66d045Tool rocks into the night 3802939408_11b3ce3587 Grant Park as evening descends 3802924132_8a7d74e9fd TV on the Radio from earlier in the evening