Lollapalooza Chile draws over 54,000 enthusiastic festival-goers
Lollapalooza Chile happened last weekend, and the festival brought a roster of over 60 names and roughly 54,000 excited music festival-goers in the crowd, according to the Santiago Times. Performers included TV on the Radio, Band of Horses, Arctic Moneys, Bjork, Zamudio, Illya Kuryaki & TheValderramas and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, among others. Of course, Lollapalooza Chile’s big draw was the headlining act: Foo Fighters.
Foo Fighters lead man Dave Grohl pulled out all the stops at the show, from strutting through the audience with his trusty guitar in hand, to picking a little girl out from the audience and dancing with her on his shoulders, according to ILoveChili.com. Grohl also praised Jane’s Addiction singer Perry Farrell, who founded Lollapalooza in the U.S. in 1991. In-between songs, Grohl proudly asserted that Lollapalooza “changed the world.”
The Foos’ set lasted two and a half hours, and the guys packed in all the hits, from “Everlong” to “This Is a Call.” The set list also included covers of the Who’s version of “Young Man Blues,” Pink Floyd’s “In the Flesh” and Joan Jett’s “Bad Reputation.” Classic! Watch a video of the second half of the show, below.
According to ILoveChili.com, music fans traveled from all over to experience Lollapalooza Chile, with about seven thousand foreigners at the event, mainly from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Peru. A good number of North American and European tourists jetted over the catch the show, too. Get a jump start on what’s ahead for Lollapalooza Chile 2013 via the festival’s official site. (Foo Fighters photo credit: Steve Gullick.)
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