Lollapalooza Sells Out

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Chicago’s Lollapalooza completely sold out of tickets for last weekend’s festivities, which was a first for the music festival since becoming a one-off event four years ago. This means that an impressive 225,000 people shelled out to see the diverse array of acts each of the three days had to offer.

Chicago’s Lollapalooza completely sold out of tickets for last weekend’s festivities, which was a first for the music festival since becoming a one-off event four years ago. This means that an impressive 225,000 people shelled out to see the diverse array of acts each of the three days had to offer.

Closing the festival Sunday night were two headliners that likely drew a large portion of the crowd, industrial rockers Nine Inch Nails and (in)famous Chicago-based hip-hop artist Kanye West.

Nine Inch Nails were reported to have an impressive performance, ending the night in intense, NIN fashion. West, who performed a punctual, stripped-down, and tantrum-free version of his Glow in the Dark Tour, didn’t disappoint either — seamlessly mixing well-known hits, covers and improvisation.

The question of whether or not Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama would show up was also a draw. Obama had mentioned a possible appearance at the festival, but fans of the Illinois senator were likely disappointed when the festival ended without the appearance taking place.

Other highlights of the festival that were sure to influence ticket sales include performances by Radiohead, Wilco, Girl Talk, Gnarls Barkley, Rage Against the Machine, Chromeo and the Raconteurs. For a full list of performers and highlights from this weekend, visit www.lollapalooza.com.



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