Fans rock on for second day at Lolla

August 7, 2010 4:01:14 PM PDT
Saturday is day two of the Lollapalooza music festival being held in Grant Park.Superstar singer Lady Gaga wowed the crowd Friday night, Green Day hits the main stage Saturday.

If Gaga wore out the music lovers Friday, ABC7 couldn't find much evidence of it. The crowd continued to rock out to band after band Saturday.

"I cannot wait until Green Day starts. I am so excited," one fan said.

Punk band Green Day is one of 50 bands playing Saturday. It's wall-to-wall people in Grant Park. Look closely and you will find a few people who are struggling to keep their rock on.

"It is overwhelming, but it is a lot of fun. You feel connected to everyone," fan Kelsey Anderson told ABC7 as she was taking a break to sit on the ground.

"It's an awesome experience," said fan Thomas Kulick.

"It is great to have such a music festival right in our background. Chicago has everything. We have music and theater and all of that. The fact we have this annually in Grant Park and everything, it is so unique and special," fan Matt Robbins said.

How do you gauge the hipness of a music festival? Keep an eye on what people are talking about on Twitter. Among the top 10 most mentioned words on Twitter Saturday was "Lollapalooza."

Chicago is the capital of the music world this weekend.

Behind-the-scenes at Lollapalooza


Grant Park
Tonight- Sunday
lollapalooza.com

FAST FACTS:

- expected crowds: 75,00 per day
- Fri. night's headliner: Lady Gaga
- Saturday: Green Day
- Sunday: Soundgarden
- bigger and better this year: the grounds were expanded to 36 acres
- Columbus now blocked off to traffic
- regular 3-day tickets: $215
- 1-day tickets: $90
- Next year 2011 marks Lollapalooza's 20th anniversary, which promoters promises to be a huge event.


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