8/06/2012

"lolla weekend is full of fake-famous people"

Lollapalooza weekend in Chicago is THE weekend each year when the whole city goes apeshit, devolving into a drunken cacaphony of fake-famous buzzbands and SECRET AFTERPARTIES. In other words, every weekend in New York. I never go to the fest or afteparties because I'm a fucken square. But! On Friday I found myself at Filter Magazine's Lolla aftershow (which just happened to be LITERALLY across the street from my apartment) featuring none other than Grimes, who is not fake-famous because she deserves her fame, and pushed my way through drunk 22-year-olds to the front so I could take photos for you all, my beloved readers. Her show was really danceable and fun and even though I felt like an Old Fart, it was really nice to just enjoy good music with zero ulterior motives. Grimes is the future of music, a harbinger of a scene that is completely different than the post-post-post-punk bands that dominated much of the mid 2000s. Music is changing and she is on the forefront of it.





Grimes also had a couple dancers and it was adorbz and I'm pretty sure I've taken photos of them at my other job. No namedrops, sorry.




9 comments:

d.h.e.r. said...

oh freaky yes! you served your readers well diving in and snapping these photos! I've got tickets to see her in Copenhagen in November and cannot wait.

Roma said...

grimes baby! she really does deserve her fame, your right. She is so freakin talented. I was going to see in manhattan in october but then the show decided to be all over 21. just my luck.

Magnet said...

OMG thank you for taking these photos Meagan!! Love her music and freaking love her outfit! Those shoes are sick and man her dress. I can't tell if they're sequins or the fabric is just shiny.. but I've wanted a dress like that for sooooooo long. I would LOVE to see her live.

Isabel said...

So I am not really a Grime fan (punk rock 4 lyfe) but YOU ARE A REALLY GOOD FOTOGRAFFER.

Ria said...

Yes! Great photos too. I ALMOST went to Lolla and then I was like why haha. I would have been mostly going to hang out with my friend who lives down the street. I'll just wait for her to get back haha.

Maxens M. Finch said...

I don't know her, but I like her boots and dress. I'm gonna try listening their music! Thanks for the discovery, enjoy the concerts!

Allison said...

You always take the best concert photos! Grimes is super cool.

tam said...

i'm curious, what kind of lens did you use for these photos? i'm a photographer myself and i'm always curious at the tech other folks use. :3

meagan said...

thanks everyone ^_~

@tam i use this lens by tokina:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003V1YGSW/ref=asc_df_B003V1YGSW2121123?smid=A23M3KL3V61UGY&tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=asn&creative=395129&creativeASIN=B003V1YGSW&hvpos=1o2&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=404341159838343818&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=