By Reed Fischer
This past weekend's running of Lollapalooza in Chicago was intense. The heat, the monsoon-like storm on Saturday, and even the lobster corn dogs all exceeded what the human body can take normally. But it was still a glorious three days for music and social behavior. The photographer for our sister paper City Pages, Erik Hess, captured these 25 GIFs featuring the Black Keys, Black Sabbath, Fun, fans and so much more.
These White Panda fans got their money's worth.
During First Aid Kit on Friday, this crew member behind the stage was the envy of every person at Lollapalooza. Except maybe Jack White, who looked like he's been sleeping in a coffin these days.
These four Doomtree fans may not know each other, but their personalities all seem to mesh splendidly. The second guy from the right probably didn't realize that when he made that face we'd make it stay that way forever.
Doomtree's Mike Mictlan and P.O.S. remind the crowd how to participate.
Okay, okay Die Antwoord's Yo-Landi Vi$$er. You're not wearing a wire. Got it.
Die Antwoord's DJ Hi-Tek twirled knobs and grimaced all through their Saturday set. This may have been the portion of the performance when he was repeating the loop, “DJ Hi-Tek fuck you in the ass.”
These First Aid Kit devotees…
This moment was captured a mere six hours before Black Sabbath took the stage.
These fans are indeed calmly heading to the exit. This had to sting B.o.B that there wasn't more uproar when his slot was canceled.
Surprisingly, no one picked up a Slip 'n Slide during Lollapalooza's rain delay.
And was anyone more stoked to have the music start up again than Fun's Nate Ruess?
Possibly these two.
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When Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney starts beating on the skins…
… and Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach gets all soulful…
…Black Keys fans do this.
Nearby, the first celebratory beer bong of the night.
The balloons were very real during Fun.
Meanwhile, it seemed like Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos was looking for invisible balloons during this juncture in his set.
This was literally what Givers did for their entire performance.
To that, Michael Kiwanuka's bassist just shakes his head in disbelief.
At the Drive-in's Cedric Bixler-Zavala gets a mesmerizing amount of hang time.
One of the highlights of Lollapalooza was undeniably this particular sign language interpreter. She not only conveyed the sensual words of the Weeknd, but also the emotion.
Black Sabbath's Ozzy Osbourne thanks you for your attention.
See y'all next year!