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Zack’s Top 10 Shows at Lollapalooza

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Posted by admin On August - 5 - 2008

1. Rage Against The Machine- Not just the show of the festival, the show of the summer. A full on assault that I’m lucky to have survived.

2. The Raconteurs- I may have screamed like a girl, but I blame Jack White for breaking two strings … and my heart.

3. Lupe Fiasco- Chicago’s Finest rapper. It’s only a matter of time before Lupe headlines this festival and Kanye’s off on an island he bought himself getting villagers to build statues of him.

4. Radiohead- Maybe it was my sky-high expectations, maybe it was the mixed crowd, but I think their choice of a low-key Amnesiac and Kid A filled set made it hard to get fully into this show. The highlights were spectacular, but there were too many slow moments.

5. Bang Camaro- These guys are the definition of a bar band, but put on a powerhouse show before noon. I was front row, center, rocking out so hard the guitarist kept pointing at me and nodding. Did I mention they have 11 lead singers?

6. Girl Talk- He needs a bigger stage next year so all the dancers don’t break it. Andy was right, I really should be up there crashing that stage.

7. Jeff Tweedy- An adorable, intimate acoustic show at the kids stage where he took requests and said things like H-E double toothpicks.

8. Explosions in the Sky-The surprise of the festival. I was so enraptured by their guitars, I often forgot they had no vocals.

9. The Black Keys- Blues rock at its nuts and bolts. Though most of the time I was thinking about Jack White’s nuts. Too much?

10. Kanye West- It was the best performance of all time, just ask Kanye. Sorry I can’t get over being a hater, but yes, Kanye puts on a hell of a show. Especially in Chicago.

4 Responses

  1. Hilary Said,

    what about NIN!! that was an amazing show! hard to believe that’s not in your top ten!

    Posted on August 6th, 2008 at 6:20 pm

  2. Shore Said,

    It’s hard to put something in ones top ten when you were only there for 6 songs, although I’d consider putting Mark Ronson in mine, and I was only there for 4. “Closer” was awesome though.

    Posted on August 6th, 2008 at 7:31 pm

  3. Jonathan Walton Said,

    Great top ten list. I totally agree with everything you wrote. Lolla was unreal this year and the raconteurs were so unbelievable that I savored the ringing in my ears the next morning. Jack White is God.

    Posted on August 7th, 2008 at 9:34 am

  4. hacocacyb Said,

    Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings would be in my top 5.

    Posted on August 7th, 2008 at 11:10 am

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