Widespread Panic Closes Out Lollapalooza With Over 2 1/2 Hour Show

Widespread Panic performed two separate sets yesterday (July 24) to close out the second night of Lollapalooza in Chicago, the first time the 1990s touring festival has been held as a single-city event. Sunday’s attendance equaled that of Saturday’s with 33,000 people, according to a festival spokesperson.

Perry Farrell noted that Widespread Panic was the first act he thought of for Lollapalooza 2005. In turn, the group was rewarded with 150 minutes of set time, nearly double what any other act enjoyed.

Lollapalooza on Sunday sometimes felt closer to a jam band event than the multi-genre, eclectic sort of festival it was known as throughout much of the ’90s. Saturday also saw performances from Blue Merle, G. Love and Special Sauce, Sound Tribe Sector 9 and Farrell’s new rock/funk/electronic collective Satellite Party, which featured Extreme guitarist Nuno Bettencourt, No Doubt bassist Tony Kanal and percussionist Gabriele Corcos.

Full Article: Billboard.com

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