just wrapped up its 3-day run at Grant Park
. A record 225,000 music fans were in attendance to see acts like Kanye West, Nine Inch Nails and Wilco. I was able go to Friday's sold-out festivities, which featured CSS, Bloc Party and headliners Radiohead
Seeing the British quintet perform against the backdrop of the Chicago skyline, museum campus and a sky full of fireworks, was certainly a treat, but this show doesn't even compare to their 2001 Hutchinson Field concert
. That night I was standing amongst 25,000 other Radiohead
fans. Friday night's Lolla show, I felt like I was standing amongst a crowd twice that size that wasn't even aware a concert was going on. I wasn't expecting the intimacy of a club or theater show, but I found the crowd chatter completely distracting. Luckily, I was able to pay close enough attention to hear the real star of the show: Sound Opinions
' own Greg Kot. Radiohead often mixes in radio frequencies into their set, and much to my joy, they hit on our Friday night broadcast
. Greg was discussing the juxtaposition of sounds used by Chicago House DJ Ron Hardy, and it was a fitting clip to accompany a weekend that celebrates the diversity of popular music. Check out the audio.
Also: Curious music fans should also check out Jim
complete Lollapalooza rundowns.