CHICAGO – Lollapalooza wrapped up its 2021 four-day festival on Sunday and users across social media showed their disappointment that the event happened at all.
Lollapalooza is known as a music festival that spans many genres and takes place annually in Grant Park, in Chicago, Illinois. It started as a touring festival in 1991. Artists like Megan thee Stallion, Post Malone, Miley Cyrus and Marshmello headlined this year’s festival.
From the first day of the event, it drew plenty of attention from people who weren’t in the packed crowds. According to CBS News, there were an estimated 110,000 people in attendance at Lollapalooza every day of the festival.
Lollapalooza kicked off at Chicago's Grant Park on Thursday. Organizers are expecting 110,000 people a day for the four-day music festival – the biggest event since the city reopened. pic.twitter.com/dSF9Dnt7qa— CBS News (@CBSNews) July 30, 2021
Doctors, including Vinny Arora and Zachary Rubin, shared infographics and their own concerns over public health and safety at Lollapolooza.
As CDC says “the war is changing” but it’s not just #DeltaVariant! people’s views on pandemic ARE changing. Policies fail if don’t change hearts/minds. We need harm reduction while we vaccinate more people.#ThisIsOurShot #WearAMask— Vinny Arora MD MAPP (@FutureDocs) July 31, 2021
Share these post #Lolla recs @IMPACT4HC 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/llq1vZuEFI
Can we see anyone wearing a 😷? pic.twitter.com/3pk2KihMtz— Zachary Rubin, MD (@rubin_allergy) August 1, 2021
From concerns about the Delta variant to users trying to find Waldo in aerial shots of the crowd, people had a lot to say and some also tried to find humor in the situation.
Band of Horses playing “Funeral” to a crowd of thousands at Lollapalooza feels a little on the nose.— Sean Thomason (@TheThomason) August 2, 2021
i put Waldo in Lollapalooza can u find him pic.twitter.com/gPl6PjUTmw— ben wasserman (@benwassertweet) August 1, 2021
Some Twitter users also commented on DaBaby’s removal from the last day of the festival and his replacement with Young Thug following his homophobic comments.