Lollapalooza Rages On With The Resurgence Of Avril Lavigne, The Dua Lipa-Inspired Drone Show


It’s Avril Lavigne’s year at Lollapalooza 2022, with at least four artists performing covers of Lavigne’s tunes, as well as her surprise headlining appearance for Machine Gun Kelly on the Bud Light Seltzer stage on Friday.

Besides Lavigne’s popularity, other Friday fashion trends leaned toward all-pink outfits, hyper-revealing clothes, and a massive amount of sports jerseys. It was a little windy with cloud cover during some of the hottest times of the day.

Here’s what viewers had to say about day two of Lollapalooza.

Flipturn’s Discord Stadium set full of firsts

It’s been a year of firsts for indie rock band Flipturn.

The Florida natives’ early afternoon on the Discord stage on Friday was the band’s first time playing Lollapalooza. In less than a month, the group will release their first album, “Shadowglow”.

Katherine Keber and Nina Umanzio traveled from Ohio to be at Lollapalooza this year.

Dillion Base, lead singer of flipturn, sings during their set on the Discord stage on Friday. (Sydney Laput)

For Keber, seeing the flipturn set was one of his most anticipated shows of the day. She said she hoped the band would perform one of her most popular tracks, “August.”

“I just started listening to them, so it’s going to be all their popular stuff,” she said. “I’m hoping to find some new songs that I’ve never heard before and maybe expand my Spotify playlist a bit.”

The band kicked off their set with “Six Below”, a high-energy set that had both the band and the crowd headbanging and dancing. The group also promoted their upcoming album, performing new songs like “Playground” and “Space Cowboy.”

Flipturn also played their hit “Chicago,” which drew frenzied cheers from the crowd. Performing “Chicago” at Lollapalooza in Chicago was another of the band’s early experiences and a milestone achievement for its members as well.

“That was, by far, the most people we played that song to,” said vocalist and guitarist Dillion Base of flipturn. “Like, and it was in Chicago, so it was pretty cool. When we got started, people immediately knew what we were doing.

Del Water Gap entertains with a midday set featuring popular tunes, covers

This is Justin Armer’s first time attending Lollapalooza, and so far he says “the vibes are good.”

Armer danced for most of the Del Water Gap afternoon on the Coinbase stage, although he said it was the first time he had heard the artist’s music. Thankfully, he said the show was “amazing.”

Del Water Gap watches the audience while performing on the Coinbase stage on Friday. (Sydney Laput)

“I didn’t hear any of their music, but I was dancing to every song, it was just very energetic,” Armer said. “The performance also gave energy.”

Del Water Gap took the stage wearing a long, flowing button-up shirt and red-tinted glasses with thick black frames. His set included tracks like “Bug Bites,” Uh-huh” and “Hurting Kind,” as well as a cover of Avril Lavigne’s “It’s Complicated.”

Towards the end of her set, Del Water Gap took a second to savor the moment, thanking her fans for sticking by her side and listening to her art.

“I almost quit music two years ago,” he said. “It’s such an honor to be here.”

He ended the set with his fan-favorite track, “Ode to a Conversation”, which was met with loud cheers from the audience.

Cordae’s Lollapalooza set presents a snapshot of his artistic transition

Naperville’s Aidan Wiltshire can tell the difference between Cordae’s two eras: the stylistic separation between the rapper’s older work, like 2019’s “The Lost Boy,” versus his more recent music, like the album “From A Birds Eye View”, released in January.

Comparing Cordae’s older and newer works at the end of Cordae’s evening show on the T-Mobile stage on Friday, Wiltshire said his older music was “really good.”

Although the crowd was on board and having fun even when Cordae played newer and more vigorous tracks like the R&B-influenced “C Carter”, the real energy came when older songs were interspersed throughout the set. like “Kung Fu” and “Broke As F”. *** ” has come.

Cordae dances as he enters the T-Mobile stage at the start of his Friday set. (Sydney Laput)

Cordae often asked the public — whom he called a big “family” — if it was okay if he played his new music, perhaps revealing insecurities about new material. It’s not the first time Cordae has doubted his talent, such as when the artist publicly admitted on his Instagram earlier this year that “From A Birds Eye View” wasn’t his best work.

Cordae also shared his personal life with festival-goers – even after briefly wondering if he should share such information with hundreds of people – telling them how an ex-girlfriend asked the North Carolina rapper about Backstage tickets to Lollapalooza, which he took the opportunity to teach the crowd the lesson of not being rushed.

“F*** that b****! F*** that b****,” the rapper and the crowd chanted in unison, just before launching into a freestyle rap blasting the ex-lover with deeply hurtful bars.

Cordae, beaming in a green windbreaker as the Chicago evening sun shone on him, smirked and beamed at the singing crowd, obviously proud of what he had created.

Machine Gun Kelly performs on the Bud Light Seltzer Stage, with Avril Lavigne

Machine Gun Kelly seems to like the pop-punk direction he’s taking with his music, but he doesn’t care if the internet does it.

Such was the dominant theme of an electric, full-throttle set that could perhaps more accurately be described as a great hair metal or glam pop show – a show he said he played under the influence of mushrooms. magical.

“I planned these mushrooms terribly,” he said, before adding that the audience looked like cartoon minions from the “Despicable Me” franchise.

Machine Gun Kelly sings on the Bud Light Seltzer stage as one of the last performers of Friday night. (Sydney Laput)

MGK wore skintight leather pants, a studded pink leather jacket and dyed pink hair. He was backed by a band just as suited to musical direction as he was, many of whom had tattoos and long hair, who they bumped into while performing long instrumental solos to introduce themselves and show off their chops.

In addition to playing new pop-punk classics like the melodramatic and melodramatic “Tickets to My Downfall”, MGK and his band also brought in several guest artists to help play with him, namely iann dior, Glaive and sans doubt the most well-received of them. all: Avril Lavigne.

As for acting, a well-choreographed show was peppered with moments reminiscent of the “f*** Internet” theme, which MGK said was the main idea behind the tour.

A small square screen at the top of the stage emitted distorted voices of disapproval, acting as a kind of comments section, which MGK used to encourage others to fend off the world’s doubters.

“If you ever feel lonely, press play, and I’m always here,” he told the crowd before preparing to cry over a pink guitar with black graffiti.

Dua Lipa Satisfies T-Mobile Audiences With Killer Voice and Drone Show

For Dana Navarro, self-proclaimed “pop girlie”, Dua Lipa is one of her favorite artists.

“I would say I’m a pop girlie,” Navarro said. “I love, like, any pop music. I love how fun she (Dua Lipa) is, but she’s also down to earth, so I love her overall vibe.

Friday night’s set was Navarro’s second time seeing Lipa perform live, and she hoped the artist would perform her favorite tracks, like “Levitating,” “Pretty Please” and “Good in Bed.” Luckily for Navarro, Lipa played all of those songs and more, including “One Kiss,” “Future Nostalgia,” and “Boys Will Be Boys.”

Towards the end of the set, the T-Mobile drone show began, and together the drones took the shape of an alien ship, a cassette tape, the Chicago flag and skyline, a heart and a rainbow. One of his last posts read “See you tomorrow Chicago,” before thanking T-Mobile and Google Pixel for the collaboration.

Lipa ended her set with ‘Don’t Start Now’ and fireworks, a risky move after her recent appearance in Toronto where three people were injured after unauthorized fireworks were set off on the ground of the site.

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