Lollapalooza’s 25th anniversary in Chicago’s iconic Grant Park last weekend, featuring top-billed acts from far across the music spectrum, was only made more special by the uniquely curated aftershows that hit the city’s more intimate venues after the festival closed down each night. On Saturday, after the Lolla dust had settled, bass music staples Jauz and Marshmello took to the MID to throw down a high octane pair of sets to a sold-out crowd. What no one expected (not even the DJs themselves!) was the surprise appearances made by several of the scene’s most noteworthy creators.
What began as a normal opening set from Jauz on Saturday evening quickly transformed into a spur of the moment back-to-back with Marshmello, who arrived on stage earlier than expected to the elated cheer of the crowd. After swapping time on the decks for nearly an hour, the dubstep poster child himself, Snails, emerged on stage to join the frenzy.
The vibe suddenly became a wild race through the nastiest and most heavy bass tracks in the circuit, before funkmaster GRiZ entered the building. Bringing his posse with him, he was quickly followed by Loudpvck member Ryan Marks to round out the already stuffed DJ booth. The five DJs jumped over each other to play the best tracks they could think up, giving the lucky MID crowd a spectacle unlike anything they’d seen before.
To relive the magic of the most epic B2B2B2B2B of the season, check out the pictures listed here or click here to check out the evening’s complete album!