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.

Tool | Lollapalooza 2009 Saturday
Tool rocks into the night

Grant Park | Lollapalooza 2009 Saturday
Grant Park as evening descends

TV on the Radio | Lollapalooza 2009 Saturday
TV on the Radio from earlier in the evening