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Aerial Photos Show Lollapalooza's Feverish Crowds, And Their Aftermath

By Emma G. Gallegos in Arts & Entertainment on Aug 1, 2016 4:42PM

From up above, Lollapalooza can look peaceful. Here, clouds provide light cover from the July sun, and you can imagine a light breeze rippling across the crowd from Lake Michigan. This is a festival where, for a couple days, you can forget your troubles or that your dad is the president of the United States.

Lollapalooza from above (Photo courtesy of Craig Vander Galien)

But zoom in a little closer and it can look like a feverish, claustrophobia-inducing madhouse overrun by a daily crowd the size of Peoria. These shots were taken by Colin Hinkle, a photographer whose 52nd floor condo overlooks the south end of the festival.

This is a shot from Day 1 of Lollapalooza (Photo courtesy of Soaring Badger Productions)

This photo was taken Sunday evening (Photo courtesy of Soaring Badger Productions)

What do the grounds look like after 100,000 people have trampled it for the day? Here's a shot from after Day 2:

The lonely aftermath (Photo courtesy of Soaring Badger Productions)