Sunday, August 03, 2008

Lolla - Day 2

Day 2 was great. I learned the layout of the festival, figured out how to walk across the grounds maximizing shade, and took a much more laid-back pace than Day 1. It is really best to view it as two festivals, each side. Just focus on one or the other. It is a good mile between each of the main stages. But, the park is beautiful, Buckingham Fountain and the Chicago Skyline all around. It was a little cooler, breezy and was a perfect 60 degrees by the time Wilco took the stage at 8:30pm.

Here are the things I saw on Saturday:

Dr. Dog

Whole Foods at the Green Store

Mason Jennings

Gutter Twins


Explosions in the Sky (from Austin), didn't know they were an instrumental group

Okkervil River, also from Austin. They rocked. Love their sound, cross between Spoon and the Cure. Definitely something to watch in the future.

Jeff Tweedy on the big screen, very intense

Wilco rocked, best show I've seen from them. Dear ACL: Wilco definitely needs to headline in the future. Check out their fancy, sequined outfits. Tweedy's first words to the crowd: "We've been doing a lot of sewing."

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