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Lollapalooza Day 1 Review

After waking up at 6 am Eastern time to take a 6+ hour Megabus trip from Detroit, then taking a cab to a friend's house in Wrigleyville and the Red Line down to Grant Park, I finally arrived at Lollapalooza yesterday at 3:30 Central. I only saw three bands last night, but all of them rocked.
1The Kills

I'm a fan of Alison Mosshart's work in the Dead Weather, so I figured the Kills would be a good band to start the weekend with. They certainly continued to prove that if your band contains two people (although there's a drum machine in this case) and makes a lot of noise, I will enjoy it (see the White Stripes, the Black Keys and DFA1979). I couldn't see a damn thing, but from what got shown on the screens, Mosshart is one hell of a frontwoman.
2A Perfect Circle

While I was sad they didn't play Judith, APC killed it despite being relatively out of place. They made an odd choice by opening with their cover of Imagine, considering the rest of their set was much heavier, but it was solid nonetheless. Also Maynard is the worst dancer in the world.

Holy fuck. Muse was absolutely insane. While their studio output has declined, they are still amazing live performers. Matt Bellamy knows how to wow a crowd, they had a spectacular light show, and the fireworks going off during Hysteria were wonderful. They also love to jam on famous riffs in between songs (Back in Black bridge riff, House of the Rising Sun, Heartbreaker, etc.), and they balance their heavier material well with the poppier stuff. Also they played Plug In Baby for probably the last time in a long time, because OoS is being retired live.
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