Best Start to the Weekend: So So Glos
Lollapalooza wouldn't really be Lollapalooza without the threat of Chicago's unpredictable weather, varying between extreme levels, looming all weekend. Naturally, the weekend started with a rain delay and ended on Sunday with a muddy afternoon storm. After Friday's delay and before some later light sprays, Brooklyn punk rockers the So So Glos proceeded to destroy the Lake Shore stage underneath some gloomy-looking skies. Between scorchers like "Wrecking Ball" and "Speakeasy" (a song against "internet racism, sexism and homophobia"), the So So Glos gave the audience plenty of reasons to start a circle pit at a time when the rest of the city was probably on their lunch break. There were plenty of reasons to be and stay hyped all of Friday, but the So So Glos were the perfect and exciting beginning to a wild weekend. Frontman Alex Levine offered some sage advice that "if you don't like the show, you can tweet about it," but the band only gave Lolla reasons to love them.