Last night, Day One of Lollapalooza had to end early due to warnings from the National Weather Service of a severe storm approaching the festival.
I was attending my first Porter Robinson show at Lollapalooza last night, the clouds and rain slowly started to roll in. The Lollapalooza app had alerted everyone that there will be a storm coming soon, and to stay alert. Too me, the rain was the perfect touch to make for an incredible setting. As myself and the rest of the crowd slowly became soaked, the weather stepped up and produced a downpour.
“Fuck. I have to shut down.”
After one of Porter's tracks had finished, the stage lights dimmed down and the music stopped. “Fuck”, said Porter, “I have to shut down”. The groans from the crowd were heard by Porter and the stage crew, who said there still might be a chance to finish the set. Minutes later, the full evacuation of Lollapalooza was green lit and everyone proceeded to leave.
Fortunately, for myself and the others attending Porter Robinson at the Perry's stage, we got to see a large portion of the set. The Muse and Lorde attendees, however, were not so fortunate and only got to hear three songs from both artists.
While this is always a disappointment in the heat of the moment, in the end safety is the number one priority. Something that nobody can argue against. Everyone leaving Lolla last night didn't seem angry about the cancelation, but more about getting out of the rain. Luckily for Day Two, the chance for rain is slim!