August 5-8, 2011 -- SPIN set up shop at Lollapalooza, inviting bands, friends, and press inside of our backstage tent to grab the latest gear from our partners and cool down with ice cold beer and cocktails. Festival artists, including Deadmau5, Tinie Tempah, Cage the Elephant, the Naked and Famous, Pretty Lights, and Beirut were a few of the bands who stopped by and also posed for portraits with SPIN photog Jason Robinette.
Special thanks to Silver Jeans, Splat Hair Color, Thermos, Tito's Handmade Vodka, and Budweiser, as well as Pringles and White Castle for providing the snacks!
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