Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Take Me Back” by Aloe Blacc – Lollapalooza Recap Day 2

The sad truth about day two of Lollapalooza was the storm that evacuated the festival and closed it down for several crucial hours during the afternoon cancelling sets by Alabama Shakes and truncating sets by tUnE-yArDs and many others. Before the rain came, the day showed some promise including a terrific set by Aloe Blacc whose “Good Things” album has been a staple of my CD player for well over a year now. He debut some songs from his much anticipated second album and was a true showman with a great set of pipes and a horn soaked band to back him up. Otherwise, we saw parts of sets by rapper Chancellor Warhol and rock group Bear In Heaven whose pop tunes mixed with dance beats sounded pretty good.  Then the evacuation came…then the rain came…and then we spent a few hours in the lobby of The Art Institute Of Chicago waiting for the festival to reopen. At that point, a judgment call needed to be made. I had originally planned this day to be a shorter day than the rest since the headliners of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Santigold (both of whom I’ve seen before) and Avicci didn’t really hold much sway. I kind of figured that the afternoon bands I had counted on seeing weren’t going to play afterall (partially true), so I decided to bag the rest of the festival for the day and come home. The festival did reopen at 6:00…so tomorrow’s another day…and Jack White is headlining…

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