Vampire Weekend – Photo by Annie Lesser

If you weren’t too hungover, sore or just plain partied-out from the first two days of Lollapalooza, you may have caught some spectacular performances from Day 3 openers Guards and YAWN. The latter played a new song, set to debut on YAWN’s Soundcloud later this week.
During Tegan and Sara‘s set, Tegan recalled how the last time the two played Lolla back in 2005, Sara “waved and walked off stage” because she was suffering from heat stroke. The sisters didn’t have to contend with quite as serious temperatures this time, and were able to play a complete and beautiful set. On the opposite side of the festival grounds, Alex Trimble of Two Door Cinema Club seemed to not fear dehydration at all, nursing a giant glass of white wine in one hand and playing keyboard with the other.
Despite surf-punk group Wavves and hip-hop star 2 Chainz seeming to appeal to disparate crowds, they both brought screaming, crowd-surfing and the biggest parties of the day to the Grove Stage. Although the day closed out with a nostalgic performance from The Cure and an indie dance party with Phoenix, Cat Power‘s set was definitely not to be missed. Chan Marshall brought out her pipes and sang with such veracity that it was really a shame she could not have played on a larger stage to a larger audience. Maybe next year.
All photos by Annie Lesser.
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