Lollapalooza 2006 recap, Lollapalooza 2006 review

Lollapalooza 2006: Dolls, balls, and walking 'till you fall

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After covering Lollapalooza last year on our own, Bullz-Eye got invited to sit at the grownups’ table this year, receiving media credentials and a photo pass. Sweet, huh? Yes, but as the saying goes in “Spider-Man,” with great power comes great responsibility. We never got to see a single band’s set in its entirety before we were shuffling off to cover another band. Yes, yes, boo hoo, we’re soooooo unlucky, we know. But did we mention the fact that it was steamy hot the entire weekend, and the stages were half a mile apart? Drink water, wear sensible shoes, run like hell. That was the motto of the weekend.

So how was the 2006 version of Lollapalooza? Long. By Sunday, everyone was exhausted, and the lineup of artists was thin, to say the least. But all in all, Perry Farrell threw a damn good, extremely efficient party. For those naysayers that claim the new incarnation of Lolla is a pale imitation of the traveling festival of yore, well, we have an answer for that.

Of course, we weren't able to cover every band that played during the weekend, but we certainly tried. Below you'll find lineups for each day of the festival, along with links to our daily recaps and photos. Plus, click the image below each lineup to jump to that day's photo gallery, which features plenty of images we just didn't have the room for in our recaps. Enjoy!

Secret Machines
Violent Femmes
Death Cab for Cutie

Recap and photos

The Go! Team
Gnarls Barkley
Dresden Dolls
Flaming Lips
New Pornographers

Recap and photos

Ben Kweller
The Shins
Poi Dog Pondering
Queens of the Stone Age
Broken Social Scene
Red Hot Chili Peppers

Recap and photos