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Lollapalooza HALTED Over The Weekend Due To Stormy Chicago Skies!

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Well this must have put a DAMPER on things!

No pun intended!

Okay, yes it was! Ha!

The Lollapalooza Festival was forced to be halted over the weekend after a thunderstorm forced the event organizers to evacuate the concert-goers to parking garages for THREE HOURS until the rain had cleared…all the while Red Hot Chili Peppers were supposed to perform!

Luckily, the band was allowed to play their set when an extended curfew passed, but The Temper Tramps and Alabama Shakes were forced to cancel entirely!

Organizers explained in a statement:

"In all, more than 60,000 festival-goers and nearly 3,000 staff, artists and vendors were safely evacuated in 38 minutes. We want to thank the tens of thousands of festival-goers, staff and artists who calmly and safely exited. We applaud and thank the City of Chicago for their cooperation and commitment to making Lolla a safe and enjoyable experience for all. We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow for one more day of rock."


But hey! What can you do?

That's Mother Nature for ya!

Just glad no one was hurt or injured!

[Image via Getty Images.]

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6 comments to “Lollapalooza HALTED Over The Weekend Due To Stormy Chicago Skies!”

  1. What? says – reply to this


    The Temper Tramps? Seriously? You seriously just wrote that? Perez, who whoever moderates this site/writes these "stories," please please please get a proofreader…or FACT CHECK before you post!

  2. Michael says – reply to this


    Few edits.

    1. It is The Temper Trap. Not Tramps.

    2. The rain delay was from 3:15pm until 6:00pm. Chili Peppers were scheduled to perform at 8:00pm.

  3. Breck says – reply to this


    that is pretty embarrassing…

  4. Midwest_Warrior says – reply to this


    Stinks? The Midwest is in the middle of a devastating drought and you are more worried about a concert getting canceled because it's actually RAINING? I see how concerned about the environment you really are Perez. I'm sure those who are suffering from the drought were very thankful for every single drop.

  5. 5

    Those folks need the rain badly.

  6. Gab says – reply to this


    you really need someone to proofread your posts man. It's temper TRAP not TRAMPS (wow, what a disgrace) and also the RHCP weren't supposed to perform until 8. fact check dude. it's sad.