Matt’s Lollapalooza Schedule — Friday, Aug. 3rd
Boasting some of the biggest names in music, Lollapalooza is seemingly a music-lover’s dream, gratifying the eardrums of everyone from the spiked-goatee-sporting metalhead to the dubstep-loving hipster wrapped in glow sticks. Lollapalooza is music at its core: the love, the rage, and the excitement, all wedged into three days and smack dab in the center of the greatest city on Earth.
With all variety and big names that Lolla has to offer, unfortunately it still has its drawbacks. If you’re like me, you want to get the most out of your Lolla experience. Lollapalooza isn’t a concert: it’s a festival with enough music to fill up over 30 concerts. This gives you a unique freedom that no other venue can; whether its metal or alternative, electronic or hip hop, you have the freedom to listen to any of it. But with this freedom comes with the difficult task of choosing which artists will become a part of your Lolla experience and which ones won’t. This is why I studied the Lolla lineup and planned out my days accordingly. Before writing this, I told myself that I would try to create a schedule that is well-rounded and has a little bit of everything, but I soon realized just how much I fell back on my personal tastes. However, that is what Lolla is all about: the freedom to listen to your kind of music. I listen to a lot of electronic, hip hop, and alternative music, and my schedule clearly reflects that.
Check out my Lollapalooza schedule for Friday, August 3rd below:
1:00-1:45 – The White Panda – Perry’s Tent
The first bands of the day are the always hard to sort out – I figured that I would most likely get to the festival around 1:30 and have just enough time to catch the end of The White Panda. The White Panda is a mash-up/remix duo from Chicago and Los Angeles, and though they aren’t my favorite, they can still deliver. Since the plan is to stay at the Perry’s Tent until 4:15, I want to get there early and find a good spot to post up.
2:00-3:00 – Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Perry’s Tent
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, or TEED, is an electronic music producer and DJ from Oxford, UK. I only recently started to listen to TEED, but already I can't wait to see him. This one-man show from England is one of the newest upcoming artists to play at Lolla, releasing his debut album Trouble on June 11, 2012. TEED’s high-pitched vocals and synthesized sound reminds me of the band MGMT a lot, but with a much more electronic origins. This is one artist that should not go overlooked.
3:15-4:15 – Zedd – Perry’s Tent
As I mentioned before, I wanted to give myself a well-rounded schedule in terms of genre, but I soon found myself fixated on Perry’s high-caliber electronic lineup. Yet another DJ and producer, Zedd is one of my favorite artists playing on Friday. He is from Kaiserslautern, Germany and though he primarily produces fast-paced house music, he draws influence from dubstep and heavier electronic music. I have no doubt Zedd will give an outstanding performance and will be one of the most exhilarating artists of the day.