By Day 3, everyone had hit their festival stride, figured out their schedules and how they would conquer Grant Park for the last day of the festival. Trampled by Turtles was a crowd-pleaser, as did other big names rounding out the weekend — Sigur Ros, At The Drive In, Of Monsters and Men, Florence and the Machine, Chairlift, Miike Snow, Justice and Jack White.
The YouTube-powered livestream was another big hit, with fans tuning in from places around the world. But for those of you zig-zagging your way around the park all weekend, you may have noticed the rotating slideshow of fan-submitted Instagram photos! Not only were Festival staffers taking behind the scenes pics from as many places as possible, but fans themselves got in on the action! All you had to do was add the hashtag #lolla to your snapshots for the chance to have your photog skills on display for the online AND in person!
And speaking of hashtags, hopefully you had a chance to swing byGreen Street and check out some of the awesome community-based organizations and nonprofits we had on hand. Since there were so many ways you could get involved, we asked for your best ‘green deed’ action shot — using the #LollaCares hashtag — for a chance to win a pair of passes to next year’s Festival. We announce the lucky winner on Wednesday, 8/7. So stay tuned!
Also, the first-ever popup LollaShop was a wild success! From early morning Vitamin Water-sponsored yoga sessions and a tricked-out Thompson Hotel inspired lounge, to the array of awesome Festival merch and other useful items (Baggu bags anyone?), the dedicated gear outpost was a welcome addition to the Lolla family!
That said, don’t worry if you missed your shot at scoring one of the commemorative posters or t-shirts – they’re still available online! We’ll see you August 2-4, 2013!