Patti Smith Frolicks, Jeff Tweedy Checks Out His Son's Band: Lollapalooza Video

August 9, 2007 2:09 PM ET

While Lollapalooza was packed with controversial and legendary performances, Rock Daily captured some of the fest's more candid, unexpected moments too. Check out this footage of Patti Smith rocking "Because the Night" (and snapping some photos of dogs backstage), plus shots of Wilco's Jeff Tweedy taking in his son's band, the Blisters (Spencer Tweedy is the one tearing through the drum solo). Check back tomorrow for footage from Iggy and the Stooges, Regina Spektor, My Morning Jacket, Snow Patrol and Ben Harper.

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“Whoomp! (There It Is)”

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