“Their (Green Day) Saturday evening show at Grant Park, at the close of the second night of Lollapalooza, was a scorcher, a full-tilt four-alarm extravaganza complete with towering digital screens, a small army of auxiliary musicians, and – why not? – fireworks,” writes J. Edward Keyes in his RS review.
Edward Keyes also gave the Fender-wielding French band Phoenix props for creating an exclusive club vibe at their end of the park.
“Their design was spare, comprised mostly of a row of fluorescent bulbs that glowed alternately blue, green and purple, and their frontman not as prone to high comedy,” he says. “But that’s not to say they were subdued: Phoenix’s songs start small but build to tremendous crescendos, built on rubbery dance grooves that promote steady, aggressive movement.”
Watch highlight performances in the player below!
Lollapalooza has also posted hundreds of pictures on their Flickr account. We’ve pulled some of our favorites of Arcade Fire, Green Day, Phoenix, Frightened Rabbit, Temper Trap, The xx, The Strokes, Metric and the Cribs, below!