HAIM – Photo by Annie Lesser

Day 2 of Lollapalooza started on a high note with an amazing set from Reignwolf, which began with Jordan Cook shredding and drumming at the same time. If from that point on, you stayed at the Petrillo Stage, you probably made a good decision, because less than two hours after Cook and company finished their set, Matt And Kim played a rambunctious, no-secrets show. Like when Kim mentioned that Matt wouldn’t have sex with her the night before because he wanted to save all his sexual energy for the crowd.
While Petrillo was rockin’ it, the Grove Stage was all messed up. With the last-minute cancellation of Death Grips‘ headlining set, the entire schedule was rearranged, meaning that those who went over to watch HAIM were hit with St. Lucia still going hard. When HAIM did finally go on, the girls delivered with guitar riffs and tears as Este talked about going to see Cold War Kids at a previous Lollapalooza and whispering to Danielle how cool it would be for them to do that one day. The stage was closed out by Shaun White’s band Bad Things and the smaller crowd was probably happy they could see the stage, despite not witnessing the splendor of The Postal Service, whose Lolla set and after-party show were scheduled to be the band’s last.
The day also featured the first of two sets by The Blisters at the Kidzapalooza stage. This local high school band has been playing together since they were 7 years old, doing covers of “Sweet Home Alabama.” The group seems fiercely dedicated to making it on their own despite drummer Spencer Tweedy’s dad being a rock legend: Wilco frontman, Jeff Tweedy. Consider the torch passed.
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