Monday, August 06, 2007

Lollapalooza 2007 - Day 3

I have a new found love of new music. What a fantastic experience. Go figure that there are other artists than the six that are on my iPod rotation. Sunday proved no different than the other 2 days. Oh except it was so hot on Sunday that Jason and I were in a constant state of sweating...even we were were convincing each other that it wasn't "that bad" (it was always "that bad"),

We got there at about 1:30 pm and caught Rodrigo y Gabriela. As usual, no idea what any band is, but these two were *amazing*. They each play an acoustic guitar, and seriously I don't understand how they made so much sound come out of them. The Gabriela woman was awesome, I couldn't believe how fast her hands were moving to play. They played a few well known songs redone in acoustic guitar style, including One by Metallica which you just have to hear to believe. Incredible.

After this we headed right across the field to see Amy Winehouse. She has a very large band consisting of horn players, dancers, drummers, guitarists and herself as the lead singer. Their show was incredible. It seemed very calculated and rehearsed which was not the usual for the shows that we had been seeing. They started about 10 minutes late and Jason and I thought that she was a bit snotty as she just did her deal and waved and headed off stage. That all aside, it was an incredible performance and yet another CD that we'll need to pick up. Oh and I also think that Mrs. Winehouse could use a cheeseburger or two, as she looked to weigh in at about 93 pounds.

We met up with my friend Aga that I randomly ran into a few days early. She and I were friends in high school and haven't seen each other in 10 years. We headed over to see Paolo Nutini who apparently is the new it guy on the European circuit. He was *awesome*. Very strange voice, but really incredible. He looked to be having a fun time up there on the stage.

After this show it was Iggy Pop & the Stooges. While it was like watching a train wreck.....I mean you couldn't quite look away, it's not my style, so we headed over to the other field because we wanted to try and hear a bit of Peter Bjorn and John. I was so exhausted at this point though that we just kind of walked around in a daze. We heard like one song of Peter Bjorn and John and headed back to the field where we started and put our mat down and sat and relaxed and listed to the end of Yo La Tengo and waited for Modest Mouse to start.

We caught up with Aga again when Modest Mouse started and hung with her for the rest of the day. Modest Mouse was awesome, and the crowd was really into them. They had a great show with lots of energy and excitement.

(can we tell that I'm tired today....that band was good....this other bad was really good least I can make fun of my tired writing :-) )

After Modest Mouse it was with everyone else to where Pearl Jam was playing. We caught the end of TV on the Radio which was ok, but I was chatting with Aga about all the people and teachers and high school in general and how both of us haven't really kept up with anyone from those days. We exchanged e-mail addresses with her and then Jason and I went to hit the bathrooms and get a spot for Pearl Jam.

so ok ok. I want everyone to leave me alone. I was never a huge Pearl Jam fan and given how exhausted I was (We had still been getting up between 5am-7am...yes even after going to bed at 2am on Saturday night after the night of too much drinking.... because Jason is working on a....oh wait I can't say....needless to say we hadn't gotten much sleep for the past three days)....we watched about 4-5 songs and then headed home. From what I could see though Pearl Jam did put on a really good show.

We Blue lined it to Chicago Ave and then waited for 20+ minutes for the bus bus. So we decided to walk home...until Jason snagged us a cab which we both just about fell into.

What a wonderful weekend of music. I'll for sure be looking into getting tickets again next year.

Another shout out to Gary for his generous gift to us. Thanks again man, it was an awesome time. Next year we'll have to catch up with you there.


Full Metal Lunchbox said...

You took some amazing photos, Leah!

Firefly's Running said...

Sounds like an awesome time!