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Festival Review: Lollapalooza 2011 (Saturday, August 6th)

August 10th, 2011 by | Concert/Festival Review, Dance, Hip-Hop/Rap, House, Mashup, Reviews, Rock |

World famous music festival, Lollapalooza celebrated it’s 20th anniversary in Chicago’s Grant Park and with style. It was my first one ever and I will definitely be returning again next year. With 125+ acts performing in the span of three full days, it was impossible see them all.  However, the amount of awesome DJ’s, rappers, bands, I saw was quite a legendary experience which I will never forget.

Day 2: (Supermash Bros, Mayer Hawthorne & The County, Joachim Garraud, Cee Lo Green, Atmosphere, & Eminem)

Lollapalooza Day 2 began so great and ended with a bang. I was there for much longer than I was on Friday and though it was still physically impossible to see everyone that I wanted to perform, I saw a lot. I started the day at Perry’s with mashup group, Supermash Bros. Check out my favorite track of theirs below called “Kisses and Thugs”

Super Mash Bros – “Kisses and Thugs” (Download)

Afterwards, I made my way to the Sony stage to see Mayer Hawthorne & The County jam out. I had never heard of them before so it was awesome to hear them. They were pretty legit too. Below is their track “Just Ain’t Gonna Work Out”

Mayer Hawthorne & The County – “Just Ain’t Gonna Work Out” (Download)

I saw Cee Lo Green for a little bit shortly afterwards and though he drew a good crowd, he was not the best performer in the world. He sounded nothing like his studio tracks.On the other hand, Atmosphere and Eminem killed it! They both not only got the crowd very pumped up but they played a wide range of their tracks, including many of their old classic ones.         

I then returned to Perry’s to see Joachim Garraud perform. I was not very impressed with him as for the most part he did play other people’s songs and just dance around. However, one song he played which I feel is pretty solid is arguably his most popular track known as “We Are The Future” (featuring Poet). Take a listen to it below.

Joachim Garraud – “We Are The Future” (featuring Poet) (Download)

I then saw Cee Lo Green perform for a little bit although I was not very impressed with him. Though he drew a large and very energetic crowd. He just didn’t show much enthusiasm during his show. He sounded lazy and his studio versions are 3 times better than his live versions. Below is “Fuck You” which I know everyone and their mother and grandfather have heard this song, but it was one that truly got the crowd pumped up.

Cee Lo Green – “Fuck You” (Download)

Right after Cee Lo, Atmosphere came on stage and c0mpletely rocked the place out. This white boy can rhyme and sometimes doesn’t get all the love he full deserves. His show was a great warm up for Eminem which could not have come at a better time! Check out his classic track “Trying To Find A Balance” which he absolutely murdered on stage!

Atmosphere – “Trying To Find A Balance” (Download)

Day 2 could not have ended any better. I saw Eminem to wrap the day’s festivities and he absolutely killed it. His 1 hour and 15 minute set included cameos by Bruno Mars and Skylar Gray. He performed all of his best songs, even his classic ones from the 1990’s. I could make a whole post just on Eminem’s performance it was that great, however, I don’t want to overwhelm you guys. He concluded his set with “Lose Yourself”, the popular 8 Mile track and a personal favorite of mine. Enjoy it below!

Eminem – “Lose Yourself” (Download)

Keep a look out for the review of Day 3 of Lollapalooza 2011 which was arguably the best day of performances. Enjoy!




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