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Gallery: Lollapalooza 2006, Day One Recap


Eels


VH1's outhouse confessional


Husky Rescue


Jeremy Enigk


Lady Sovereign


The Raconteurs


Ryan Adams


Hey, who's that dude in the bowler up there with the Violent Femmes? Wait, it can't be . . .


Oh, but it is.


Ween: alphabetical order rules!

ALL IMAGES (c) CARINA MASTROCOLA

Even after yesterday's kickoff -- from which the above photos were taken -- the crowds were out early this morning, showing up right at doortime for Day 2 of Lollapalooza 2006. Inside, his highness Perry Farrell held court for a morning press conference with photogs, journos, fans, and fest organizers. Looking like a suburban dad, Perry posed for photos with fans, played up the Kidzapalooza segment of the fest, and announced a last-minute addition to the kids' schedule on Sunday: Patti Smith. Egged on by Rolling Stone to speculate whether Lolla will ever tour again, he demurred by saying that he'd like to perfect the weekend-format fest first.

My opinion? Lollapalooza is pretty close to perfect. That's coming from someone with a press pass, but still: it's well organized, there've been no schedule changes, the prices are reasonable for food and merch. (The ice cream truck dispensing freebies to media/band members isn't bad, either.)

One likely answer for how they're keeping prices down: corporate sponsorship. Don't complain, though: thanks to a rather huge phone company, those of you stuck at your computers can stream the gig live by clicking here:

STREAM: Lollapalooza 2006 live (outside link)

03:30 PM     Wolfmother
04:30 PM     Nada Surf
05:30 PM     The Smoking Popes
06:30 PM     Common
07:30 PM     Dresden Dolls
08:30 PM     5 Songs from Kanye West's Performance
09:00 PM     Thievery Corporation

-- Carina Mastrocola

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