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Lollapalooza 2011: Day 1 Heats Up with Coldplay, Cults, the Mountain Goats and Le Butcherettes

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With sold-out, record-breaking ticket sales – 90,000/day – and a big proverbial 20th anniversary gold ring for Perry Farrell, the pops of touring festivals took its first breath of three on Friday in its adopted Chicago Grant Park home, humming a far different tune than its Alternative Nation meets circus shit show of yore. Once a breeding ground of Jane’s Addiction’s circle of grunge, I’m not sure anyone would have predicted Coldplay, one of rock’s most chastised mopesters, would be headlining some day.

6 Aug 2011 | 4 comments | More