On the first day of Lollapalooza 2010, the big news was [lastfm]Lady Gaga[/lastfm]. Sure she was co-headlining with The Strokes, but I was hard-pressed to find a single person who was picking them over The Ga. Before she hit the main stage at 8pm, quirky rocker [lastfm]Hot Chip[/lastfm] had to finish up at 6. You’d think there wouldn’t be any cross-over in that crowd, right?
Turns out there was, and it was almost immediately apparent. After they finished, barely anybody moved and it was clear that getting a good spot for Lady Gaga was going to take a little muscle. If you were trying (like I was) to hold your ground, you took a lot of heat and a lot of bumps, shoves and kicks.
About 20 minutes in, one tipsy blonde girl decided “enough is enough.” And she fought back.
Magical. Luckily, the Sony people are loaning out their little Bloggie cameras at Lolla and I happened to have one hanging around my neck so we can enjoy the Gaga-fueled aggression in glorious HD.
My favorite parts? The girl on the right retaliating with a hail of beer (you’re only hurting yourself,) the fact that she’s smiling the whole time, and the numerous people asking me if I was going to upload this video to YouTube (I did.)
I’m guessing this didn’t happen at the Strokes stage. Julian Casablancas expects a little more from his fans.