Our friends in Chicago have a prime spot in Grant Park and are covering Lollapalooza all weekend long–check back early and often for show reviews, tons of photos, backstage interviews, and exclusive live sessions.
[pullquote quote="We have a lot of hits, and we're only half way through." credit="Dave Grohl"]It was the toughest ticket in town for good reason. [lastfm]Foo Fighters[/lastfm], the Lollapalooza final night headliners playing at Metro? Are you kidding me? Show sold out in minutes, as you would expect, but seeing as though I’m your intrepid Lollapalooza reporter, I was assigned to cover the event. It was, ahem, official business.
Well, I am here to tell you, it was quite the show and the event. I saw [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Wynonna Judd[/lastfm] in the balcony. Seriously.
I also saw Dave Grohl in the balcony. Playing guitar. At one point he left the stage and I thought it was for a bathroom break. Within seconds he was right next to us in the upper level finishing the song. Pretty amazing.
Watch video from their set last night and get ready for tonight’s near 3-hour spectacle to close out Lollapalooza’s 20th anniversary.
As was the show. Dave and band hit the stage around 11pm, with Mr Grohl saying that at Lolla they will be limited to two hours, but not at Metro. They started the almost three-hour epic club show by ripping through the new album Wasting Light from beginning to end. Nice warm up.
At the end of the record, Dave said , “That’s our new album” and then we were treated to a Foo Fighters greatest hits show. Every song you’ve heard, one right after the other. You realize how many great songs they have. In fact after a string of hits, Grohl said, “We have a lot of hits, and we’re only half way through.” Then they played, “Learn To Fly.” The hits stopped for a cover of The Who’s Live At Leeds version of “Young Man Blues.” They nailed it.
At one point Grohl talked about how the Cubby Bear was the first place he ever saw a live rock show. It was [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Naked Raygun[/lastfm].
If you’re going to Lollapalooza on Sunday, you are in for a treat. This is one of the best pure rock bands today. There’s a reason they have so many hits. These are songs that bridge the gap between good hard rock and really good pop.
And if you are not making it out to Grant Park tonight — or are stuck thousands of miles away — you can still participate in the experience by watching the live webcast of The Foo Fighters’ Lollapalooza show. Catch it at tonight!
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