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Perry's Stage Crowd at Lollapalooza 2011

Lollapalooza ’11: A Photographer’s Tale

written by: on August 23, 2011

The beginning of August in Chicago means one thing…Lollapalooza. Music fans both young and old descend on America’s greatest city to set it on fire. Living here, we feel as though Lollapalooza is just a little bit ours, something we can share with the rest of the world (or at least those willing to make the trip to the Windy City.)

These 20 photographs tell the story of musicians and fans alike. Chicago’s iconic Grant Park sets the scene as photographer Matt Avignone guides you through Lollapalooza 2011.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, this photo essay is worth 20,000. -Andy Keil

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01 - Portrait of Maps & Atlases members at Lollapalooza 2011

Maps & Atlases

02 - Portrait of Jasmine, a fan at Lollapalooza 2011


03 - Boy facing Music Unlimited stage Lollapalooza 2011

Attentive Fan

04 - Lenny Gilmore planking for Pop 'stache at Lollapalooza 2011

Planking by Lenny Gilmore

05 - female fan outside of Perry's stage at Lollapalooza 2011

Outside of Perry's

06 - Four male fans outside of Perry's stage at Lollapalooza 2011

Four guys outside of Perry's

07 - Lollapalooza couple hanging out in beautiful light - fans

Couple in the grass

08 - Bright Eyes fans during Lollapalooza 2011

Bright Eyes fans

09 - Bright Eyes on stage at Lollapalooza 2011

Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes

10 - Two men in salmon suits at Lollapalooza 2011

Men in salmon suits

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