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Watch Lollapalooza Crowds Ebb & Flow In This Soothing Aerial Time Lapse

By Mae Rice in Arts & Entertainment on Aug 4, 2017 4:45PM

Lollapalooza from above (Photo courtesy of Craig Vander Galien)

Hundreds of thousands of people turn out for Lollapalooza each year, but it's hard to appreciate the magnitude of that number when you're in the sweaty thick of it, trying to hold onto your corndog.

From above, though, the crowd looks much less sweaty, and much more epic. Chicago-based photographer Raf Winterpacht snagged a time-lapse video of Grant Park from a one-millionth story window, and it's an amazing sight: you can see the crowd ebb and flow, like shifting sand or, as Winterspacht put it in his caption, "like ants."

This isn't Winterpacht's first Lollapalooza timelapse. He and this perfectly-situated window go way back. We shared one of his shots, from Lolla 2012—the year of yet another rain evacuation!—here.

Not that Lolla isn't delightful at ground-level, too. See the fest fashion we loved on Thursday here, and our recap with photos of Thursday's shows here.