A ‘Crazy’ Lollapalooza Launch

Gnarls Barkley — or should we say the “Sam Cooks”? — pulled out the diner gear for last night’s Lollapalooza pre-party at Chicago’s House of Blues. With all the girls dressed as waitresses, the guys as cooks, and Danger Mouse and Cee-Lo decked out as chefs, the band kept up the schtick for their hour-long set, playing most of St. Elsewhere and threw in a few covers, including an obscure Doors tune. Bud Light, Spin, CSE, CAP, and local radio station Q101 co-sponsored the party, so the drinks were flowing and people were dancing all night long. ERICA FUTTERMAN

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At Lollapalooza ’06, Spin is on the ground with our college correspondent program. Eight college students — four writers, four photographers — earned the opportunity to cover the festival for SPIN.com, live, all weekend long. Sound appealing? Stay tuned to SPIN.com for future opportunities to apply for our college correspondent program!

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