Festival season is a marathon, though it's tempting to approach it as a sprint. With that in mind, SPIN and The Windish Agency invited Lollapalooza-bound bands, music industry heavy-hitters, and press to enjoy good food, good company, and good cocktails at Nellcôte in Chicago's West Loop. Icona Pop, Crystal Castles, Maps & Atlases, and more were in attendance, while Tanlines' Jesse Cohen kept the crowd dancing, and beverages by Sapporo and Dobel Tequila kept the conversation flowing. With artist gifting from Coach and Creative Recreations, additional support from Ticketfly, and rides to and from the venue provided to guests by Uber, SPIN's Lollapalooza kick-off party was the place to be Thursday night.

1.Lollapaloooza Kickoff Party / Photo by Drew Anthony Smith

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2.Lollapaloooza Kickoff Party / Photo by Drew Anthony Smith

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3.Lollapaloooza Kickoff Party / Photo by Drew Anthony Smith

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4.Lollapaloooza Kickoff Party / Photo by Drew Anthony Smith

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5.Jesse Cohen of Tanlines / Photo by Drew Anthony Smith

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6.Lollapaloooza Kickoff Party / Photo by Drew Anthony Smith

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7.Lollapaloooza Kickoff Party / Photo by Drew Anthony Smith

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8.Icona Pop / Photo by Drew Anthony Smith

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9.Tom Windish with Crystal Castles' Ethan Kath / Photo by Drew Anthony Smith

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10.Lollapaloooza Kickoff Party / Photo by Drew Anthony Smith

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11.Lollapaloooza Kickoff Party / Photo by Drew Anthony Smith

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12.Lollapaloooza Kickoff Party / Photo by Drew Anthony Smith

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