If your days plans became a shattered mosaic of what could have been due to rain, you are not alone.
Lollapalooza fans feared a torrent of rain would wash away original plans for the Lollapalooza festival Sunday afternoon around 2 p.m., after people were evacuated to storm shelters by Lollapalooza’s organizers and city officials, according to Time. Fortunately, the threatening thunderstorm only delayed Lollapalooza events a couple of hours. The troublesome storm passed quickly, and no shows were cancelled.
Chicago’s Famous Grant Park was the chosen site for the well-known yearly Lollapalooza festival. Those who have been to Grant Park in Chicago have experienced the park’s immense size, and why it would be chosen to host Lollapalooza 2015, one of the largest music festivals in the world. Chicago’s Grant Park is a square mile from end to end.
Lollapalooza organizers posted bands, maps, and even an online app to help festival goers make a schedule on the Lollapalooza website, which even featured Lollapalooza streaming bands you could watch online if you couldn’t make it to Chicago to enjoy a bit of dancing in the rain.
Lollapalooza’s artist lineup packs a punch capable of making the grass jump up from its roots to do a jig. Unfortunately, the dancing Lollapalooza grass had to be cut short as severe thunderstorms drowned out the fun for over 300,000 people who had to be evacuated from the Lollapalooza festival in Grant Park. Most people don’t melt from being caught in the rain. However, the torrential downpour wasn’t the only danger the thunderstorm posed. Most portable stage set-ups have an affinity for using metal, and not the head-banging kind. Add in a lightening bolt and you’re looking at allot of fried people.
Fortunately Lollapalooza festival organizers had the sensibility, foresight, and concern to make sure emergency shelter was provided for the swarm of Lollapaloozers to ride out the storm until local authorities and Lollapalooza officials could make sure the zap scare was over.
Festivities resumed at around 4 p.m. at Lollapalooza and event goers fears of a cancelled show were washed away as the worst of the storm passed, leaving the crowd free to enjoy and muddle around the festival till its end on Sunday night.
[Time Out Chicago/cousindaniel.com]