‘The Ripple Effect Is a Major Concern.’ Chicagoans Worry About the Aftermath of Lollapalooza as the Delta Variant Surges
Lollapalooza was held this past weekend in Chicago, with an estimated 100,000 people flocking to the city’s Grant Park for each day of the four-day music festival.
Festival organizers said that the daily attendance for Lollapalooza was about 100,000 during the four-day music concert in Chicago's Grant Park. It was one of the largest mass-gathering events in the U.S. since the beginning of the pandemic. Check out some of the best images of the crowds and headliners like Miley Cyrus, Foo Fighters, Tyler, the Creator and Megan Thee Stallion.
There was a massive turnout for Chicago's Lollapalooza music festival, which was one of the biggest public gatherings in the US since the start of the pandemic.
After the festival was canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, revelers enjoyed sets from acts such as Miley Cyrus, Post Malone, the Foo Fighters, and Megan Thee Stallion. (Organizers canceled a planned appearance by DaBaby following outrage at the rapper’s recent anti-gay statements.)
The festival went ahead despite surging cases of the Delta variant of the novel both in Chicago and across the country.
Organizers required attendees to wear masks at any indoor spaces, and all guests had to show either proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test in order to enter the festival. (Some 600 people were turned away on Thursday, the festival’s first day, for not having either).