After spending an unsuccessful hour looking for or a way into Friday night’s festivities, I was a little downtrodden on Saturday morning. Lollapalooza was completely sold out for the second day in a row and I was sans ticket. It took some perseverance but we found our way into the the help of an aspiring business man and his security guard brother. Entrance for half the street price of a ticket was a good , and missing ’s set was not.

Instead, we headed over to Devlin & Darko for some booty shaking . Devlin & Darko are the Spank Rock DJs but I really enjoyed their solo set better than that Spank Rock. They killed a remix of “Get Innocuous” that got me up for the day.

Foals @ Lollapalooza, Chicago 08/02/08
The next band up was , who really impressed and are at the top of my list of bands to see indoors, at night. Their blend of dance-punk and math rock is remarkably fluid. The coolest is that they are so young but can really play . From the we made our way over to , which was an absolute cattle call. The entire south field was completely full. It was the most crowded I’d ever seen this , probably due to people sneaking in — people like me.

was a good show, not great. I have a feeling being too far away added to my feelings about the set today. They played most of the songs from Oracular Spectacular. Oddly the crowd thinned out right after “Time to Pretend” and those who scattered missed a raucous “Kids”. It was one of the highlights of the day, complete with a dedication to the ice truck guy stuck in front of the stage.

Battles @ Lollapalooza, Chicago 08/02/08
Once out of the masses we took some time off our feet before Spank Rock came to the stage. Not very impressive, Spank Rock brings comparisons to the . This is not a favorable likeness. The backing was the only redeeming aspect. came up next on the Citi Stage. These guys absolutely rock. Walking a razor thin edge between chaos and order, were definitely my of the day.

Choosing over was either the best decision we made all day or the worst. The music was stopped into RATM set because of people were getting hurt. Though it is not cool that people weren’t looking out for each other, Rage must have been crushing it. played their consistently amazing live show. kept it very fresh by continually ripping on the outfits they were rocking. Touching on a lot of hits, it was a great end to day of great music.