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Lollapalooza day two, Bears Family Fest come to a close

It?s a busy night in Chicago as Bears Family Fest wrapped up at Soldier Field just and Lollapalooza, now in its second day of three days, is also ending for the night.
It's a busy night in Chicago as Bears Family Fest wrapped up at Soldier Field just and Lollapalooza, now in its second day of three days, is also ending for the night.

Both are now part of Chicago's big summer traditions. Hundreds of thousands of folks got to pick between watching their favorite bands play and watching their favorite Bears players take to the field for football practice.

"We're about three hours away and figured instead of going to Bourbonais, we'd come to see beautiful Soldier Field and beautiful Chicago," said Andrew West, a Bears fan.

And really, at only $8 or $12 dollars a ticket, Bears Family Fest is a great way for folks who might not otherwise be able to see the Bears in person to do so.

And hopefully those Bears fans are also music fans, because there's no doubt that the bass from Lollapalooza next door was heard at Soldier Field. Around 100,000 attendees once again packed Grant Park for the second day of Lollapalooza.

"Outkast is the biggest tonight so looking forward to him," said Olu Waseyi, a Lollapalooza attendee. "I know people already started camping out, staying next to the stage."

With six stages and dozens of musical acts, Lollapalooza continues to be a huge draw for the city for the tenth year in a row, and not just because of the music.

"A lot of people watching. A lot of fun to see," said Grant Spensley, a Lollapalooza attendee. "Wow, these people exist in the city somewhere, that guy rocks that mohawk all the time. That haircut doesn't go away."

"This is my tenth year, I started going when I was in eighth grade and I am now 23 and still going," said Sarah Smietana.

And nearly everyone was in agreement that after years of weather-related mishaps, this time around, everyone has gotten to focus on having fun.

"We got super lucky this year. No evacuations. No rain, well today. We'll take it, that's all I ask," said Holly Thalen, a Lollapalooza attendee.
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