Festival season may be winding down, but we’re soaking up the music-filled fun for all that it’s worth. This weekend marked a particular high-point at Chicago’s annual Lollapalooza with juggernaut acts (Florence + the Machine, Metallica, Alabama Shakes), game-changing blogger style and after-parties aplenty. Skipped out on the Grant Park revelry to save up for Burning Man? We feel your pain. Click through now to see the major moments you missed.
10 Reasons To Already Reminisce About The Midwest Festival
1. Friday Night Lights
The Sisters Soderberg of First Aid Kit shut it down in all-white frocks under a Blue Moon on Friday evening.
2. Bloggers Bringing Their A-Game
Natalie and Dylana Suarez made a strong case for bohemian flair while dancing to DJ Snake.
3. Backstage Perks
Artists were treated to Baked by Melissa cupcakes and candy backstage at the Billboard studio.
4. The After-Parties
Each night, the festival fun carried on off-grounds — think: private pop-up performances and after-hour DJ sets at Chi-town hotspots. VIP guests were not in short supply!
Photo: Gigi Hadid and Abel Tesfaye by @bellahadid
5. Sporadic Catnaps
Late nights resulted in much-needed power naps on the grass in-between sets.
6. Up-And-Coming Acts
Backdropped by serene greens, Elle King captivated an eager audience on Saturday in a white-and-gliterring-gold ensemble and bare feet.
7. Supercool Covers
Sam Smith paid tribute to Amy Winehouse with a "Tears Dry On Their Own"/"Ain't No Mountain High Enough" mashup. Swoon.
8. The Sightseeing
Concert-goers squeezed in cultural stops (i.e. The Bean!) into their Lollapalooza weekend.
9. On-Stage Style
Marina Diamandis reminded us of our #abgoals in a sleek two-piece floral suit.
10. The Grand Finale
Florence + The Machine went out with a bang - literally - when a thunderstorm swept in to accompany her powerhouse performance on Sunday night.