The rain, thunder and the mud could do nothing to stop the thrilling performance of Cage the Elephant on day three of Lollapalooza. Actually, the weather actually added to the set, making a full on sensory experience—and most of the drenched fans made the most of it.
As ‘Spiderhead’ began, guitarist Brad Schulz was all over the place and enjoying himself. He was on a speaker and then on a barricade and then in the photo pit all the while slashing his guitar and enjoying the throngs of fans reaching for him.
Matthew Schulz, Brad's brother and lead singer, took it a step further. He soaked in the rain while singing ‘In One Ear’ and then decided to do some crowd-surfing to get really close to the crowd.
This was a once in a lifetime set, and it was one that could have easily been ruined by some of the worst rain of the day. Instead the band decided to crank it up about 10 notches and make it one of the most memorable performances of the weekend.
Photos by Laurie Fanelli for AXS