Lollapalooza: It’s All In The Timing

Jun 17th, 2008 // 13 Comments

The schedule for this year’s Lollapalooza has been posted, and a cursory glance reveals some huge conflicts between the festival’s many corporately sponsored stages. In particular, something tells me that Kanye West is going to throw an ego-sized tantrum once he realizes that he’s been scheduled to play opposite Nine Inch Nails on the festival’s closing night, although I doubt the government officials who allowed Grant Park to be taken over by the show will be too keen on having him reschedule his set to early Sunday morning. If you need to make your plans for the first weekend of August ASAP and the server is slammed, clicking the portapotties will lead you to our replicas of their helpful schedule-gifs.

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Lollapalooza 2008 [Official site]
[Photo via jordanfischer]

  1. Anonymous

    Whoa, whoa… is that Toadies as in “Possum Kingdom” Toadies? As in 1993 Toadies? In a Saturday night primetime spot? Wha?

  2. Maura Johnston

    They have a new record coming out in August!

  3. Lax Danja House

    Looks like I’ll be spending a lot of time at the Playstation stage! Plus I’ll be able to leave early on Saturday!

  4. noamjamski

    Wow if I was going to Lolla I would be PISSED about Wilco and Rage against each other. Do they think people are so homogenized in their taste that Wilco/Rage and Kanye/NIN don’t share fans?

    What about the Love&Rockets/Girl Talk/Gnarls Barkley clusterfuck?

  5. Lax Danja House

    I don’t see how they could have arranged it much better. Excep maybe uninviting RATM and Wilco altogether.

  6. El Zilcho!

    @noamjamski: I was seriously considering going to Lolla, but it doesn’t look like it’s happening this year. But I would have been pissed by those artists being on at the same time. And that The Black Keys are playing at the same time as Gogol Bordello.

    I guess Radiohead is the only band deserving of an uncontested slot.

  7. TheRunningboard7

    I enjoy RATM enough to sit through propaganda. In fact, I wouldn’t leave the AT&T stage that day. And the next day? So on that Saul Williams show.

  8. Anonymous

    I refuse to acknowledge a world were Uffie can headline a stage. Pop that Glock at me, please.

  9. Lax Danja House

    The BMI stage is one of the ones nobody cares about if I remember correctly

  10. hwestiii

    Are there fewer stages this year? Seems to me that last year there were nine including the kids stage. I only see seven here.

  11. Anonymous

    The Budweiser stage missed a golden opportunity to schedule Black Kids between Black Lips and the Black Keys.

  12. Ned Raggett

    @Lax Danja House: I don’t see how they could have arranged it much better. Excep maybe uninviting RATM and Wilco altogether.

    I like the cut of your jib.

  13. NeverEnough

    @Ned Raggett: What, no Wilco love?
    *furiously deletes as a Facebook friend*

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