Lollapalooza

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Your Favorite Acts Talk About Performing Live At Lollapalooza 2013

In case you missed it: VH1 Top 20 Countdown host Jim Shearer talks to several of your favorite acts, including Mumford & Sons, Icona Pop and Ellie Goulding, backstage at the 2013 Lollapalooza. Shearer sat down with each group ahead of their performances to talk about everything from what it is like headlining Lolla to getting pumped up before a show. Oh yeah, and he talks to Shaun White about his new band!

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Can You Guess These Classic Lollapaloozers?

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Ah, the early 1990s. The era of flannels, of cut off shorts worn over long johns and the first painful dalliances with the tattoo gun and mosh pit as Generation X apathetically ambled into the mainstream. Last weekend thousands flocked to the annual Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago’s Grant Park to see such well-mannered bands as Mumford & Sons and Vampire Weekend however the festivals’ roots were a more raucous affair altogether as the emerging alternative rock nation brought together the leading lights in underground rock, hip hop, industrial and, oh yeah, GRUNGE. Take a gander at the following gallery and see if you can guess these first generation Lollapalooza artists.

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The Lollapalooza 2013 Flip Book

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Even though Lollapalooza is over we are still enjoying looking back on all the best performances that helped make 2013 the best Lolla ever. We can’t get over the fact that Shaun White got top billing at The Grove on Saturday night, that 2 Chainz ended up drawing a crowd that rivaled Vampire Weekend’s, or that Mumford & Sons closed day 2 with their headlining performance. Check out all the amazing photos of all the bands on stage.

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Exclusive: 30 Artists’ Selfies From Lollapalooza

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What happens when you let a bunch of bands and artists run around backstage and in the media tent at Lollapalooza? They take selfies, of course. Last weekend, when bands, such as Phoenix and Matt & Kim, weren’t tearing it up on stage, they were snapping pics with the VH1 Twitter Mirror. The mirror, which has been a guest of the Oscars and GRAMMYs, made its first official visit to a music festival to help make sure fans and bands alike had the best Lolla ever. Savvy fans may have seen a few of these selfies shared on the @VH1Music Twitter account but we gathered them all together here for you to check out.

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15 Questionable Fashion Choices At Lollapalooza

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I’m not sure what it is about music festivals that brings out the freaks, the fashion-challenged and the over-confident fashionistas, but they show up every time. This year’s Lollapalooza was no different. Everything from guys in speedos to girls in fanny packs made their way around the festival grounds and onto this blog. Here are the most questionable fashion choices. Now, that it’s over lets burn these clothes and (hopefully) never see them again.

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10 Ridiculous Things People Held Up At Lollapalooza

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With hundreds of thousands of fans roaming around Lollapalooza it’s easy to lose friends (especially in the service unfriendly Grant Park, Chicago). A few people came up with hilarious ways to keep track of each other: holding signs or objects in the air. While they were ridiculous looking, it also became a fun game of Where’s Waldo while trying to find the signs throughout the weekend.

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10 Things You May Have Missed At Lollapalooza

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Over the weekend, hundreds of thousands of fans flocked to Grant Park in Chicago for the 2013 Lollapalooza music festival. The show, in its eight year at the Windy City, continues to be one of the best festivals. This year was no different. Headliner acts brought down the house, the weather managed to hold despite threats of rain, and outside of two acts, everyone showed up to the party. But with so much going on, it was hard to take it all in. There were tough music choices, characters of every kind running around and Shaun White to deal with.

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The Lollapalooza Yearbook: A Look At Past Performances

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There was a time when Lollapalooza was a touring festival, hitting up cities all across the nation. Nowadays it resides in Chicago’s Grant Park, which has turned out to be a lovely venue for the three-day festival. Because Nine Inch Nails is playing at the festival for the first time since the festival found a permanent home, we thought it would be fun to look back all the past performances from this year’s line up. And boy, a lot of them have performed at Lolla over the past five plus years.

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10 Bands To Discover (And Fall In Love With) At Lollapalooza

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Lollapalooza is finally here and that means tons of emerging bands and artists are betting on hitting it big with a group of new fans. But with over 120 bands playing over the course of three days, it’s hard to know who to check out. VH1 scoured the line up to identify the bands you need to check out at Lollapalooza (or get to know at home).

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VH1 Celebrates The Best Lolla Ever

Friday kicks off the Best Lollapalooza Ever as VH1 and tens of thousands of fans congregate in Chicago for three days of live music, food trucks, and hashtags. That’s right, your favorite music channel will be on site all weekend to make sure that everyone has the best time possible. Whether you want to tweet, listen to live music or make some GIFs, we have you covered.

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