Video Blog: Lollapalooza Day 1 - My Morning Jacket

August 5, 2006 1:35 PM ET

During a crazy first day at Lollapalooza, Lizzy Goodman found a surprisingly serene grove in Chicago's Grant Park to chat it up with My Morning Jacket's Jim James. He talks about his first time (at Lollapalooza 1994, that is) and one of the best shows he's ever seen.

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