It’s all over but the resodding of Grant Park. Another Lollapalooza has come and gone and, for once, the weather was the story because of how nice it was, Friday’s opening rains aside. Attendance figures were through the roof – 100,000 a day for a weekend visitor total of 300,000, according to a Lollapalooza spokesman – thanks, in part, to that great weather. But a massive lineup of acts new and old helped. It’s too early to say what the economic impact of Lollapalooza 2013 will be, but last year’s festival pumped $120 million into the local economy. This year, more than 70 percent of ticket holders live outside of Chicago, according to a festival spokeswoman, and three percent are from other countries.
We flooded Grant Park with a handful of reporters and they spent the weekend hustling from one end of Grant Park to the other, stopping only occasionally for some food in Chow Town. As this year’s fest fades in the rearview mirror, here’s your chance to look back at our complete coverage of this festival for anything you missed.
LOLLA LIVE BLOG: Updates from Grant Park as events unfolded.