Lollapalooza Founder Addresses Barack Obama Rumors

Jul 31st, 2008 // 2 Comments

AP080704017880.jpgLollapalooza founder Perry Farrell doesn’t know anything about any appearances by Democratic Presidential nominee Barack Obama at this weekend’s installment of the festival, but he does know that Kanye West’s crew has been making some noise about it: “That’s definitely been the rumor, and it’s been coming from their camp, so I really can’t conform that at all. I positively cannot confirm that. I hear that it’s his birthday that weekend, so he might be in town. But these guys–you’re never going to know anything until the last minute anyway. That’s what I’ve been told. I’ve heard those same rumors, and that would be really cool, right? But there are definitely no guarantees. You’ll just have to settle on listening to great music.” And sweating in the 90-plus degree heat. Don’t forget about that part! [MTV]


  1. Anonymous

    Alarmingly, Satellite Party is absent from the lollapalooza line up this year. Maybe they’ll play in leiu of an Obama appearance. Just as exciting, right?!

  2. snortin' orton

    my man bo introduced wilco at farm aid back in 2005, and DeRo is stoking that fire as well. what will happen to fragile kanye if obama snubs him this weekend?

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