Saturday, September 08, 2012

Last, but not least, Mr. Chesney. Not an easy fellow to photograph, that's for sure.

Kenny Chesney/Brothers of the Sun Tour/Ford Field/Detroit, MI/8.18.12

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Why, why, why, why did he not wear his white pants in Detroit?!? Ugh. Foiled again. I will say, however, that out of the four performers, McGraw was the most fun to photograph.

Tim McGraw/Brothers of the Sun Tour/Ford Field/Detroit, MI/8.18.12

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals/Brothers of the Sun Tour/Ford Field/Detroit, MI/8.18.12

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Jake Owen/Brothers of the Sun Tour/Ford Field/Detroit, MI/8.18.12

Monday, September 03, 2012

Two things I do not like: long lines and hot dogs. In the last few hours of our Lolla trip, Ricky and I tried to go to the Sears (ugh, whatever, "Willis") Tower. Fail - due to long line. He also convinced me to eat a Chicago dog. Fail - due to me not liking hot dogs. And what's with the ketchup hate, Chicago? Tell a Pittsburgh girl to keep her hands off the Heinz 57? Please.

Chicago, IL/8.6.12

Ten minutes after Lollapalooza doors re-opened. Tens of thousands of happy kids.

Grant Park/Chicago, IL/8.4.12

Ten minutes prior to re-opening Lollapalooza gates.

Grant Park/Chicago, IL/8.4.12

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Annnnd then the storm came.

With all of the stage collapses in recent years, flash storms aren't something that people take lightly  these days. Lollapalooza definitely was no exception.

Naturally, I didn't have my camera on-site (idiot), so I had to run back to the Palmer House before the storm hit. My dear roommate, Cindy, wanted to come along for my little shooting adventure and after dragging her through twenty minutes of a torrential down-pour, Ms. Cindy may never come on another adventure with me again. Haha, jussst kidding. We had a great time in the rain.

For an evacuation the size of a small town, it all went extraordinarily well. Everyone out of the park. Two hours later, everyone back into the park. Resume festival.

Meanwhile, the ticketing staff was jussst about to have a party in one of our hotel rooms when we got the call to head back to site. Needless to say, we were disappointed.

Lollapalooza/Chicago, IL/8.4.12

Ok, ok. Evvvveryyyone didn't get McFlurries. Most people took shelter in drug stores, hotel lobbies, bars (the smart ones) and restaurants.

Lollapalooza/Hilton Palmer House (evacuation shelter AND crew hotel... ain't bad, right?)/Chicago, IL/8.4.12

What happens when you evacuate over 61,000 people onto the streets of Chicago? McFlurries for everyone! Wooooooo!!

Lollapalooza/Chicago, IL/8.4.12