Lollapalooza Day 2

Day 2 is what I had been waiting for the most. Friendly Fires had an afternoon set on the Bud Light stage, one of the two main stages. As I had previously mentioned in an earlier post, I had been wanting to see them for the longest time, but there was a schedule conflict between them and Skylar Grey. But after catching Skylar at Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco a couple weeks back, I was able to eliminate that conflict.

View of the Chicago skyine during Friendly Fires. Photo by Joey Pangilinan

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Skylar Grey- Rickshaw Stop 7/28/2011 [Recap]

Back in March of this year, I bought a three-day pass to Lollapalooza, which is finally about to happen later this week. Upon seeing Lollapalooza’s lineup for the first time, my heart leapt a beat in excitement when I saw that Friendly Fires would be playing on the festival’s second day. I have been yearning to see this band perform live for quite some time.

Thankfully however, there didn’t appear to be any schedule conflicts. That is until I did my due diligence and listened to some of the bands that I’m not already familiar with. When I started listening to Skylar Grey’s music, I liked what I heard. Unfortunately, I did not like what I saw when I realized her set overlaps with Friendly Fires’ set for all but 15 minutes. When attending a music festival, schedule conflicts like that are the bane of my existence.

With a little fortunate coincidence on my side, a few weeks ago I found out that Grey was playing a show here in San Francisco at the Rickshaw Stop on July 28th. As it turned out, this was Skylar Grey’s first performance as Skylar Grey. Grey is the stage name for Holly Brook Hafermann.

Photo by Misha Vladimirskiy

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