Best Excuse for a Good Cry: Into It. Over It.
Chicago act and Evan Weiss' brainchild Into It. Over It. has been the reason behind talk of an "emo revival" in the past few years and from his set at Lolla, there is no question why Weiss is its leader. On Friday, Weiss came prepared to engage his audience with the rare sight of him joined by a full band to perform his songs at full volume. Of course, Weiss wasn't afraid to make sure his audience were in touch with their feelings and after dedicating a song to his cat who died ("a legendary cat deserves a song"), he invited fans to tell him about their deceased cats as well. Throughout, Weiss showed his gratitude for being able to play a fest in the town where this New Jersey kid has built his career as well as for the band joining him on-stage for the afternoon. The set ended with the emotionally charged "Midnight: Carroll Street" and if you had to let out a good sob, there was no more perfect time to do so.