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Dallas, TX Coca-Cola Starplex. This was my 1st real concert and I will always remember (what parts I remember) it as the best. Really stoned most of the day, laying out on the lawn listening to great music, what more can u say. Had to go back the next year.
i was 22 and I wen to lollapalooza at San Antonio TX we went in a car from Guadalajara, Mexico there were 15 hours to get there it was a loooooong journey but it totally worth it our favorite groups at that time ere Audioslave and Incubus I have no photos because they didnt allow me to get my camera in so i must say nowadays it is pretty simple to get photos and memories, from that lollapalooza i only have my good memories I remember that when audioslave got on stage the drummer was playing giving the back to the people and there were mirrors all over him and e can sa him on the mirrors that was something fantastic i haven't seen before another great moment i remember is when they played seven nation army and hen chis took his shirt off all the girls screamed so fckn loud, it was so cool when incubus got on stage there were like mario bros visuals and the sounds of the videogame, i liked that a lot same thing happen when brandon took his shirt off i havent heared so many women screaming that loud in my whole life on the crowd there were cool bodypaintings all over the over the place.... hope you guys still do that for my eyes sake hahaha well it was a great experience but as i said unfortunately i have no photos or videos because of the security back then hope you enjoy my story and got back into time for a little while regards jose a
I had seen 3 previous Lolla's ending 8 years prior (95). I was dating my now wife and we were in financial difficulties as was everyone in the Bush eraS. The tour started in the west, passed us in Idaho and worked its way east. We couldn't make a date close to us and I had given up hope of sharing a Lollapalooza with my future wife. The universe smiled and as the last date in Pittsburg was cancelled and they brought the show all the way back across the country to the Meadows, just outside Portland, OR, 3 1/2 hours away......Thank you, Perry! A transendental day and an amazing show! This 90's grunge era freak was more than happy! Audioslave was perfect for this Cornell fan, Iha had just joined A Perfect Circle and Jane's Addiction rides again. One of my most lucid memories was nearly everyone STILL headbanging to the beat of the maynard lead encore of "Kashmir" as the show was over and trekking to our cars...... The LAST of the touring Lollapaloozas...............
I came down to the August 3rd show in Atlanta via a Radio Station bus from Knoxville, TN. The ride down was epic, but not as amazing as after we got in the gate. I got to meet Audioslave and The Donna's, got a few autographs and witnessed one of the best shows I've ever seen. One of the most memorable moments I can recall was when Audioslave had some technical difficulty and to bypass the time, Chris Cornell came out and played Elvis Costello's "What's So Funny About Peace, Love and Understanding" with only an acoustic strapped on. The hairs on my arms stood up and I was blown away on how effortlessly he won over the crowd with that amazing cover. The entire show was absolutely amazing and I hope I get the opportunity to see it again. Keep rockin' Lollapalooza, you keep putting together incredible shows, and we'll keep coming! Jason.
My friends and I attended the Phoenix stop of this tour. It was incredibly hot, but it didn't phase me, because it was my birthday weekend and we were stoked to see many of the bands on this line-up. As soon as we walked into the venue, J-5 was rocking it on stage, and it just got better and better as the day went on. I loved Incubus' set, but my highlight was Audioslave. Arriving to the show, I never thought about them much, but as soon as they started- I realized what I was experiencing: the awesome voice of SG + the explosive band of RATM. Duh! I was blown away! My friend got to the front and told me that when he was watching Chris sing he thought he was looking at jesus...LOL.
Following a five-year hiatus, organizers and promoters brought Lollapalooza back to life for a daring return-to-form. Having learned a few hard lessons from 1997's over-reliance on electronica-heavy headliners, Lolla swung back hard to good old rock and roll, roping in mainstream progressive and hard rock acts like Audioslave, Incubus, A Perfect Circle and Queens of the Stone Age. The icing on the cake: Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell’s band Jane’s Addiction reunited again for Lollapalooza’s 2003 reboot. Headliners Jurassic 5 held down things on the hip-hop end.
Lollapalooza's new, improved midway amplified the festival experience, with video game competitions, interactive wireless kiosks, exotic foods and art. In an attempt to recapture the social responsibility and freewheeling ways that made its debut successful, the festival’s World of Just (Be)Causes featured local and national nonprofits addressing a range of social issues, with a marked focus on alternative energies, one of festival founder Farrell’s pet interests.
No stranger to scandal, Lolla got some big buzz when Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme and The Distillers frontwoman Brody Dalle made out at Rolling Stone photo shoot, putting the nail in the coffin of Dalle’s marriage to Rancid guitarist Tim Armstrong.