Lolla Lounges ’13 [Photo Recap]

Another playground of fun during Lollapalooza at the Hard Rock Hotel: CK One Music Lounge, So Miami Lounge, Hard Rock Hotel Lobby Takeover, and #ASOSRocks & VH1s VIP After-Party Series.

Going on year number 8, BMF Media has created stellar hang out spots to relax while in between checking out the Lolla festivities. So Miami is all about fun in the sun – check out our beach pics! Watch sand being transformed into a sporty masterpiece before your eyes while sipping on some make-your-own sangria with Barefoot. Play some giant sized chess & Connect Four (who will win: Maks G vs Tibs) while enjoying a refreshing Starbucks beverage at the ice bar.

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Herbal Essences & Red7Salon create suave new hair dos with flower crowns *festival fashion must have. I could not leave without rocking one of these myself.

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Feeling the urge to add ink to your collection, Code of Conduct artists Floyd Davis & Kyle Morrison give free tattoos! Or you can always opt for some non-bodily ink and screen print a T with District Clothing as we did.

When traveling about the city what better way than with a rickshaw; our friends at Polaroid not only gifted shades but gave free rides!

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Jam to some tunes with Rosco Bandana, Eve, and others while receiving a makeover in the ck one Music Lounge or show off your competitive side with a game of ping pong and foosball.

Check out the pics of some of our team as we take advantage of this play ground and run into an artist or two.

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#GWHHVIDEO: Eve LIVE @ CK One Music Lounge #LOLLA


Filmed & Edited by: Maks G

The CK One Music Lounge was another go-to spot to be at for Lollapalooza weekend if you weren’t at the festival during the day. Exhibit A is this private performance from Eve, who performed a high-energy mix of classics and new cuts from her summer album, Lip Lock.

The intimate and exclusive setting allowed the crowd to interact with Eve in between songs, which gave the performance even more of a family feel. As a first-time viewer of Eve in person, I came away impressed with her engaging vibe and overall style. I was swept up with the crowd in all the fun when her classics came on like “Who’s That Girl and “Tambourine,” both documented above. Plus, I’m seeing more and more that her Lip Lock album is nothin’ to sleep on as the intro track “Eve,” which leads off the video above, really resonated in person too. All in all, it certainly sounds like I enjoyed the performance doesn’t it? So did the rest of our team and those in the CK One Music Lounge.

Give another one of our #GWHHVideos a look-see above and also browse below for a sampling of what the CK One Music Lounge was like. As Eve shouted out in the video too, shoutout to BMF Media once again for putting together the dope event and atmosphere.

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Rocco Bandana also performed at the CK One Music Lounge this past Lolla weekend

@Sirachana & @heath_michaels on hand for #TeamGowhere

Srirachana’s Lolla Highlights

 

Mumford and Sons and Postal Service went head to head in Saturday’s most coveted headliner spot. To be expected, these were great, but check out what else happened this weekend besides the perfect segueway from Lumineer’s set to Mumford and Sons, the Postal Service farewell, Haim (pronounced “hime”), and the red red lipstick of lead singer ofThe Cure.

 

Eve in the CK1 Lounge

 

The Gowhere team attended the #CKOne shows throughout the weekend. Eve sampled her new CD, including her single with Dawn Richard she personally dubs her “lollipop” song.  She played classics, club hits, Ruff Ryder hits, and future classics off her upcoming album. Look out for our exclusive video of her performance coming soon!

 

 

Ellie Goulding returns to Lolla

 

She first appeared at Lolla in 2011 and since then she’s had smashed hits such as “Lights” and “I Need Your Love” f/ Calvin Harris. She tweeted that Saturday was one of her best performances to date – which says a lot because she does a show almost every other day according to her Instagram. Though she says her last Chicago show wasn’t her best work, I still thought it was dazzling. Her Saturday show proves that she can really put in work.

 

 

 

Ellie Goulding: Lollapalooza 2013

 

The lobster corndog from Grahamwich.

 

The greasy spills are just windows to heaven. The corndog was rich and flaky with a lobster meat sausage topped with a zippy aioli sauce, herbs, and smoky cayenne. Grahamwich has had some serious mixed review since their opening downtown, but after the festival I definitely will give them another try later this week.

 

 

The sign language specialist to Phoenix evening set at the Bud Light Stage

 

How do they keep up with Phoenix lyrics.  Two sign linguist switched off between songs and danced the night away.  Sun drenched smiles and people grooving out to Phoenix at the Bud Light Sound Stage. People were friendly and not pushing and shoving. Why aren’t all festivals like this? I had a fun time just drinking beers and chilling on my picnic blanket. Good music and good vibes, perfect for the last day of Lolla… in contrast to 2 Chainz show at the Grove.  Aren’t they just adorable?

 

 

 

The guy in the wheelchair crowdsurfing during Kendrick Lamar

 

If this doesn’t make you smile, then I don’t know what will.

 

photo shoutout: Chicago Tribune

 

Guy Climbs pole during 2 Chainz  

 

The 2 Chainz show was something else… Crowds fled in and out to see the spectacle at The Grove stage. He put on a show but there was some drama ranging from thrown bottles on stage to a person climbing a pole. And he wonders why he gets injured at music festivals. The crowd was so rowdy, but do you expect anything less from 2 Chainz? The best thing of all? – I know him…

 

 

 

 

And last but definitely not least, Lianne La Havas‘s eyeball necklace. 

 

First I thought it was attached to her shirt but then a piece broke off and we realized it was a necklace.  Not only is her style cheeky, but so are her lyrics.  The London songstress wowed an crowd of new listeners and devoted fans. I would definitely keep my eyes peeled for this girl.  Could she be like the future Ellie Goulding?

 

 

Check out more pics on @maksim333 @heath_michaels @srirachana @samanthalebbosand of course @gowherehiphop IGs.