Lollapalooza 2015: Winners & Losers

Brooke Giddens

Brooke

Winners

  • MV88 – helped me capture some audio over the course of the weekend. See the clip below from Ryn Weaver’s after show, captured on an iPhone and MV88!

  • Ryn Weaver’s aftershow at Schubas…she sounded so good, one of the better shows I’ve been to recently.
  • Sunscreen – always a winner.
  • Grant Park Fountain – it was windy all weekend, so if you stood near the fountain, you could get hit with a little mist here and there…a perfect way to cool off.
  • Artist Village – places to lounge and get out of the sun for a bit
  • Sylvan Esso – Even though this is just a duo made up of a producer and vocalist, they had the crowd vibing like crazy and those dance moves…Amelia, teach me your ways!
  • Getting to stand at Front of House inside the gates and away from the crowds!
  • Paul McCartney – I was pleasantly surprised.

Losers

  • Wind/Dust – anytime you were near the baseball field areas of Grant Park, the dust got insane because the wind was so strong
  • Storm/Evacuation – TWICE. Both times it was awful, but particularly the second one…the last night of Lolla, everyone’s tired and now everyone in the park is trying to leave at the exact same time to go home. All the buses and train were packed, you could not get a cab. It was never ending.
  • Young up-and-coming artists showing up to their set late to “look cool”
Nelson Arreguin

Nelson

Winners

  • Paul McCartney – Yeah I know it’s Paul McCartney but still… Pyro and fireworks!

  • Funny things on sticks – The Mini Cooper was my favorite. Bradley Cooper’s face on a mini body. Hilarious.
  • Aftershows – A/C, smaller crowds, better sound and definitely more intimate.
  • Logic – The one act at Perry’s I could watch from beginning to end. He rocked it as usual

Losers

  • Generation X – Where did you all go? Millennials ruled the age demo despite having Sir Paul and Metallica closeout two of the nights.
  • Millennials – Act like you’ve been here before. Oh wait, this is your first time isn’t it.
  • Perry’s Stage – I get it, EDM EDM EDM but turn it down a smidge. Your bass drops interfered with live music on two stages.
  • Evacuation 2015 – Really messed up my schedule for Sunday. Way to go clouds.
Cory Lorentz

Cory

Winners

  • Paul McCartney
  • Misterwives
  • Sturgill Simpson (totally out of place, but sounded GREAT!)
  • Coasts
  • Metallica
  • The security guards on Day 2 of the fest

Losers

  • Travi$ Scott
  • The EDM tent (for being the loudest stage anywhere in the fest, especially during headliners)
  • The security guards on Day 1 for not having a clue about All Access privileges
  • The girl holding the Lolla Info sign who didn’t know anything at all about anything.
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Brooke Giddens

Brooke Giddens

Brooke Giddens is an Artist Relations Specialist at Shure with a background in breakfast, the frisbee, and becoming emotionally involved with TV shows.

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