Photos from Lollapalooza 2016, Thursday

Lollapalooza 2016 kicked off one day early this year, with sets from Lana Del Rey, J. Cole and The 1975
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Day one of Lollapalooza (a day early this year, now that the festival has expanded to four days) was filled with near misses. Gates opened more than a half-hour late, while organizers waited for a storm to pass. Intermittent rain showers and dark storm clouds plagued sets from electro pop singer Melanie Martinez and local rapper Towkio, forewarned by radar images displayed on Jumbotrons throughout Grant Park. 

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Luckily, there was no massive evacuation, and the less-than-ideal weather didn’t seem to have any effect on attendance—Grant Park was just as packed as usual, especially the ever-popular Perry’s stage and a late afternoon performance from G-Eazy. An oddly captivating set from Lana del Rey and a lackluster showing from J. Cole closed out the night, while Chance the Rapper made his now-customary “surprise” festival appearance with Flosstradamus. Fuel up for three more days of Lollapalooza with our photos from the fest’s soggy kick-off.

Lollapalooza 2016, Thursday
Photograph: Neal O'Bryan

Lollapalooza 2016, Thursday
Photograph: Neal O'Bryan

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Lollapalooza 2016, Thursday
Photograph: Neal O'Bryan

Lollapalooza 2016, Thursday
Photograph: Jose Calvo

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Lollapalooza 2016, Thursday
Photograph: Jose Calvo

Lollapalooza 2016, Thursday
Photograph: Neal O'Bryan

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Lollapalooza 2016, Thursday
Photograph: Neal O'Bryan

Lollapalooza 2016, Thursday
Photograph: Neal O'Bryan

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Lollapalooza 2016, Thursday
Photograph: Neal O'Bryan

Lollapalooza 2016, Thursday
Photograph: Jose Calvo

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Lollapalooza 2016, Thursday
Photograph: Neal O'Bryan

Photograph: Jaclyn Rivas

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Lollapalooza 2016, Thursday
Photograph: Jose Calvo

Lollapalooza 2016, Thursday
Photograph: Neal O'Bryan

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Lollapalooza 2016, Thursday
Photograph: Neal O'Bryan

Lollapalooza 2016, Thursday
Photograph: Neal O'Bryan

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Lollapalooza 2016, Thursday
Photograph: Neal O'Bryan

Lollapalooza 2016, Thursday
Photograph: Neal O'Bryan

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Lollapalooza 2016, Thursday
Photograph: Jose Calvo

Lollapalooza 2016, Thursday
Photograph: Neal O'Bryan

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Photograph: Jaclyn Rivas

Lollapalooza 2016, Thursday
Photograph: Jose Calvo

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Lollapalooza 2016, Thursday
Photograph: Neal O'Bryan

Lollapalooza 2016, Thursday
Photograph: Jose Calvo

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Lollapalooza 2016, Thursday
Photograph: Neal O'Bryan

Lollapalooza 2016, Thursday
Photograph: Neal O'Bryan

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Lollapalooza 2016, Thursday
Photograph: Neal O'Bryan

Lollapalooza 2016, Thursday
Photograph: Jose Calvo

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Lollapalooza 2016, Thursday
Photograph: Jose Calvo

Lollapalooza 2016, Thursday
Photograph: Jose Calvo

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Lollapalooza 2016, Thursday
Photograph: Neal O'Bryan

Lollapalooza 2016, Thursday
Photograph: Neal O'Bryan

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Lollapalooza 2016, Thursday
Photograph: Neal O'Bryan

Lollapalooza 2016, Thursday
Photograph: Jose Calvo

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Lollapalooza 2016, Thursday
Photograph: Neal O'Bryan

Lollapalooza 2016, Thursday
Photograph: Jose Calvo

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Lollapalooza 2016, Thursday
Photograph: Neal O'Bryan

Lollapalooza 2016, Thursday
Photograph: Jose Calvo

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Lollapalooza 2016, Thursday
Photograph: Neal O'Bryan

Lollapalooza 2016, Thursday
Photograph: Neal O'Bryan

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Lollapalooza 2016, Thursday
Photograph: Neal O'Bryan

Lollapalooza 2016, Thursday
Photograph: Neal O'Bryan

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Lollapalooza 2016, Thursday
Photograph: Neal O'Bryan

Lollapalooza 2016, Thursday
Photograph: Neal O'Bryan

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Lollapalooza 2016, Thursday
Photograph: Neal O'Bryan

Lollapalooza 2016, Thursday
Photograph: Neal O'Bryan

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Lollapalooza 2016, Thursday
Photograph: Neal O'Bryan

Lollapalooza 2016, Thursday
Photograph: Jose Calvo

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Photograph: Jaclyn Rivas

Photograph: Jaclyn Rivas

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