Lollapalooza 2008: In Pictures

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Lollapalooza 2008
WRITTEN BY
Kenny Herzog

Lollapalooza has once again come and gone like a summer beacon of bountiful awesomeness, having passed through Chicago's Grant Park from Aug. 1-3. But fortunately, we have the modern miracle of still photography (YouTube what?) to keep the memories from fading into festival obscurity, and to remind those who couldn't make it what a terrible, terrible mistake they had made.

Enjoy the ensuing gallery of snapshots from the momentous event, spread out over all three days of its genre- and era-defying splendor, whether you want to vicariously mellow out through Wilco or nod your head in hindsight to Flosstradamus.

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The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach locks into some bearded blues. / Photo by Karen Chan


Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney winces his way through the heat. / Photo by Karen Chan


Auerbach keys in. / Photo by Karen Chan

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Black Kids's Reggie Youngblood is already old hat at playing for large crowds. / Photo by Karen Chan


Black Kids' Dawn Watley synthesizes the situation. / Photo by Karen Chan


Black Kids' Kevin Snow passes the time by keeping it. / Photo by Karen Chan


Black Kids' Ali Youngblood and Watley work it, Florida style -- by way of Chicago. / Photo by Karen Chan

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Brand New gets some help from an old friend in Kevin Devine. / Photo by Karen Chan


Brand New frontman Jesse Lacey pours his heart out -- acoustically. / Photo by Karen Chan


Brand New's Vincent Accardi puts his back into it. / Photo by Karen Chan

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Broken Social Scene's Brendan Canning shows off the Canadian outfit's most striking outfit. / Photo by Karen Chan


Broken Social Scene's Sam Goldberg looking sullen. / Photo by Karen Chan


Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew bangs the strum slowly. / Photo by Karen Chan

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Dan Coop, Morgan Quaintance, and Rob Bloomfield of Does It Offend You, Yeah? getting set. / Photo by Eric Nowels

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One of Duffy's Rockferry percussionists puts his hands together for his frontwoman. / Photo by Karen Chan


Duffy shows her sultry stuff. / Photo by Karen Chan


Duffy / Photo by Karen Chan

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Eli "Paperboy" Reed motions to the mic. / Photo by Karen Chan


Reed's band, the True Loves, are feeling horny. / Photo by Karen Chan


Reed gets possessed by his own R &B mojo. / Photo by Karen Chan

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The Enemy UK's Tom Clarke taps into his inner cockney. / Photo by Karen Chan


The Enemy UK's Andy Hopkins holds his note. / Photo by Karen Chan


Hopkins, still holding. / Photo by Karen Chan


Clarke, still sneering. / Photo by Karen Chan

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Foals' Jimmy Smith Salutes the audience. / Photo by Karen Chan


Smith spazzes out. / Photo by Karen Chan


Foals' Yannis Phillippakis would like to make a special announcement... / Photo by Karen Chan

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Grizzly Bear's Ed Droste performs behind a pair of shades. / Photo by Karen Chan


Grizzly Bear's Daniel Rossen, also in shades. / Photo by Karen Chan


Droste drops his guitar and gets intimate. / Photo by Karen Chan


Grizzly Bear's Christopher Bear, whistling while he works. / Photo by Karen Chan

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The Gutter Twins' Greg Dulli (left) and Mark Lanegan lace into a track off Saturnalia at the Spin and Dell Lounge's Friday night afterparty. / Photo by Eric Nowels


Dulli pleads for some audience response. / Photo by Eric Nowels


Lanegan lassos in the microphone stand. / Photo by Eric Nowels


The Gutter Twins, still chugging. / Photo by Eric Nowels

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Ronson and Plastic Little's Jayson Musson are all smiles at the Lollapalooza kick-off party. / Photo by Karen Chan


Musson gives Ronson a shoulder to lean on. / Photo by Karen Chan


A view from afar. / Photo by Karen Chan


Ronson trades licks for the pre-Lolla crowd. / Photo by Karen Chan


Mark Ronson / Photo by Karen Chan


Mark Ronson / Photo by Karen Chan


Mark Ronson / Photo by Karen Chan

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Mates of State's Kori Gardner and Jason Hammel harmonize. / Photo by Karen Chan


Mates of State flaunt their musical union. / Photo by Karen Chan

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MGMT's Ben Goldwasser meditates on the experience. / Photo by Karen Chan


MGMT / Photo by Karen Chan


MGMT / Photo by Karen Chan


MGMT / Photo by Karen Chan


MGMT / Photo by Karen Chan

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Nicole Atkins does Jersey proud. / Photo by Karen Chan


Atkins peers into the masses through some sunglasses. / Photo by Karen Chan

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Nine Inch Nails's Trent Reznor, still raging, just more ripped. / Photo by Karen Chan


Reznor reels back. / Photo by Karen Chan


Reznor, flanked by flood lights. / Photo by Karen Chan


Reznor, in riled-up hardcore-singer pose. / Photo by Karen Chan

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Okkervil River's Will Sheff gets his wail on. / Photo by Karen Chan


Sheff shuffles around his acoustic. / Photo by Karen Chan


Okkervil River / Photo by Karen Chan


Okkervil River / Photo by Karen Chan

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The Raconteurs' Patrick Keeler syncopates. / Photo by Karen Chan


The Raconteurs's Brendan Benson, handlebar moustache in tact. / Photo by Karen Chan


The Raconteurs' Jack White, no worse for wear despite bloody arm. / Photo by Karen Chan


Benson summons the crowd to rise. / Photo by Karen Chan


Benson and White trade chords back and forth. / Photo by Karen Chan


Benson gets down with his raucous Raconteur self. / Photo by Karen Chan

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Radiohead: Never ones to skim onstage production. / Photo by Karen Chan

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Nels Cline slides into a Wilco cut. / Photo by Karen Chan


Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy, looking bedazzling. / Photo by Karen Chan

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