Lollapalooza 2014 / by JP Calubaquib

Live music feeds my soul.  Since I was a teenager, I've been going to concerts of all genres and I grew a certain appreciation for its whole aesthetic.  The thing about shows that successfully draw me in each time are the "vibes."  Vibes depend on the actual performance of the music combined with the intensity you're willing to indulge said show.  Lollapalooza this year was filled with good vibes, per usual.  This past Lolla was my 6th visit and I had the opportunity to share it with my wonderful girl friend (Natalie, duh) and my good friends Evan, Phil and Alec.

Throughout the weekend, I got to catch a bunch of great shows and ran into some really good people.  I'd rather not bore you with each show I attended but my favorite shows were Temples, J. Roddy Walston & The Business, Jungle, Arctic Monkeys, Outkast, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Ratking, Cage the Elephant and Kings of Leon.

The festival doesn't allow attendees to bring in a "professional" cameras - meaning anything with a detachable lens - so I took it upon myself to rent a Fuji x100s and avoid utilizing the far from perfect camera on my iPhone.  I also brought in an Olympus 35mm Point and Shoot so when I have the film developed, I'll share that as well.

Until then, scroll down and check out a little piece of my amazing weekend.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.



Evan had a meat bun from the Wow Bao stand all 3 days

The 3-day crew: Evan, Natalie, Phil and Alec

J. Roddy Walston & The Business


"Slim Shady, King of the Underground"

"Slim Shady, King of the Underground"

Arctic Monkeys

Phil & Narissa



Got a little muddy

$3.2k Club

This is what completes such a great festival