August 7, 2023

LOLLAPALOOZA 2023 – Day Four: Rap, DJs, Funk and Lana!

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All Good Things Must Come to An End!

The closing of Lollapalooza 2023 was a memorable event for music lovers around the world.

The four-day festival that has been happening since 1991 at the Grant Park in the beautiful city of Chicago features performances from some of the biggest names in the industry, and for their 2023 edition, the list of artists was incredibly impressive.

With 2 headliners per day, the festival host more than 150 bands on 9 stages securing every attendee will enjoy live bands for four straight days wherever they are standing. 

The acts we were able to enjoy during the last day of the festival were Maisie Peters, Afrojack, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Ian Walker, and headliners Red Hot Chili Peppers and Lana Del Rey.

Here are some of the highlights from the fourth day of the festival. 

Lollapalooza 2023 - Photo: Nacho DelaGarza

Maisie Peters, Afrojack & Ian Asher

First up was Maisie Peters, the British singer-songwriter who charmed us with her catchy pop tunes and witty lyrics. She played songs from her debut album You Signed Up For This, as well as some new tracks. She had the crowd singing along to favorites like “You’re Just a Boy (And I’m Kinda the Man)”, “Worst Of Your”, and “Blonde”. Her presence at Lollapalooza was a sweet and emotional moment that set the tone for the rest of the day.

Next was Afrojack, the Dutch DJ and producer who brought the house down with his electrifying EDM beats. He played a mix of his classic hits. Afrojack had the crowd jumping, dancing, and waving their hands in the air. He even threw in some remixes of popular songs that people received with excitement. He definitely knows how to get the party started.

And continuing the vibe of DJs, we went to see the performance of Ian Asher. The rising star of electronic music that knows how to deliver a spectacular show with stunning visuals and high-energy beats.

Maisie Peters - Photo: Nacho DelaGarza
Maisie Peters - Photo: Nacho DelaGarza
Maisie Peters - Photo: Nacho DelaGarza
Afrojack - Photo: Nacho DelaGarza
Afrojack - Photo: Nacho DelaGarza
Afrojack - Photo: Nacho DelaGarza
Ian Asher - Photo: Nacho DelaGarza
Ian Asher - Photo: Nacho DelaGarza

A BOOGIE WIT DA HOODIE

After that, it was the turn to change music styles and we went to see the performance of A Boogie wit da Hoodie, the New York rapper who delivered a smooth and stylish performance.

He played songs from his acclaimed albums Artist 2.0 and Before ABA 2, as well as some new material from his discography such as “Look Back At It”, “Me And My Guitar”, “Ransom” and “Timeless”. He had the crowd nodding their heads to his melodic flow and catchy hooks by showing off his versatility by switching between rap, R&B, and trap genres.

He finished his set with “Jungle”, “Hello” a Pop Smoke cover” and “Drowning”.

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie - Photo: Nacho DelaGarza
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie - Photo: Nacho DelaGarza
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie - Photo: Nacho DelaGarza

ALAN WALKER

Going back to enjoy some good beats, we went to see Alan Walker, the Norwegian DJ and producer who enchanted us with his atmospheric and uplifting EDM music. The songs Walker selected were the perfect choice for everyone to dance and enjoy the last day of the festival. He had the crowd swaying to his signature sound of melodic synths, vocal chops, and piano chords. He also dazzled us with his stunning visuals and pyrotechnics.

Alan Walker - Photo: Nacho DelaGarza
Alan Walker - Photo: Nacho DelaGarza
Alan Walker - Photo: Nacho DelaGarza

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS

Finally, the headliners of the day were the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Lana Del Rey, who both gave us unforgettable performances.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers rocked us with their funky and energetic rock music. They played songs from their legendary albums Californication, By The Way, Stadium Arcadium, and The Getaway.

Angelenos’ band started their show with classic songs “Can’t Stop”, “Scar Tissue” and “Dani California” making a great way to rapidly connect with the fans. They had the crowd grooving to their infectious rhythms and riffs. They also entertained us with their witty banter and antics on stage.

It was a total of 16 great songs the Chili Peppers delivered to thousands of fans who many have been following them since their early 1982 days.

For the last part of their show they left songs “Californication”, “By The Way”, “I Could Have Lied” and “Give It Away”.

RHCP - Photo: Nacho DelaGarza
RHCP - Photo: Nacho DelaGarza
RHCP - Photo: Nacho DelaGarza
RHCP - Photo: Nacho DelaGarza
RHCP - Photo: Nacho DelaGarza
RHCP - Photo: Nacho DelaGarza
RHCP - Photo: Nacho DelaGarza
RHCP - Photo: Nacho DelaGarza
RHCP - Photo: Nacho DelaGarza

LANA DEL REY

Lana Del Rey seduced us with her dreamy and nostalgic pop music. She played songs from her acclaimed albums Born To Die, Ultraviolence, Lust For Life, etc, as well as some new songs from her latest album Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd.

She had the crowd captivated by her ethereal and haunting vocals and enchanted us with her beautiful visuals and aesthetics on stage.

Lana Del Rey even took the time to walk to the crowd for about 10 minutes where she took selfies with some lucky fans, spoke with some of them, and received flowers and gifts. They truly adore her.

She had the crowd swooning with her romantic songs like “Video Games”, “Summertime Sadness”, “Young And Beautiful”, “Bartender”, and “Nature Boy”

After a total of 18 songs, Lana Del Rey said goodbye to her loyal fans and closed Lollapalooza 2023 with her fantastic performance.

Lana Del Rey - Photo: Pooneh Ghana
Lana Del Rey - Photo: Pooneh Ghana
Lana Del Rey - Photo: Pooneh Ghana
Lana Del Rey - Photo: Pooneh Ghana

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