August 12, 2009
So I really hit my stride come Day 3. I kind of think the festival as a whole did too. Even after every muscle in my body ached from lugging around camera gear the previous two days, it was kind of a Custer’s Last Stand to get great shots on Sunday.
Boys Noize really got a huge crowd warmed up for MSTRKRFT.
I didn’t get more than a few shots of MSTRKRFT because some stage manager had a bone to pick with me and didn’t let me shoot them. Which turned out to be a good thing because I just decided to leave and camp out for Jane’s Addiction instead.
I’m glad I did, since they only allowed the first handful of photographers to enter the pit.
And that band knows how to end a weekend festival. So I got the best photos of the whole weekend out of them. Dave Navarro was back in the saddle on guitar backing Perry Farrell’s screeching vocals:
And by the end of the show, when I was about to put my camera away, I was at the right place at the right time to catch this:
Lastly, thanks go to www.urchicago.com for providing press credentials for the weekend. Check out the well-written full reviews of the weekend there.
Click any photo for the Lollapalooza Day 3 gallery.