20 Years of Lollapalooza in Photos
Veteran Lolla photog Tim Mosenfelder talks about some of his most memorable shots from the fest through the years.
Perry Farrell's fest is all grown up! Lollapalooza turns 21 this year, so to celebrate, we spoke with veteran Lolla photographer Tim Mosenfelder, who presented us with a handful of his most memorable shots through the years.
Mosenfelder caught a break in 1991, when the publicist at the Shoreline Amphitheater (in Mountain View, Calif.) encouraged him to cover the new festival for a local publication. "I was a Deadhead, so this was how my initial introduction to the alternative punk scene started," notes Mosenfelder. "It was just a type of music that I wasnt familiar with; being introduced to Lollapalooza was career changing for me."
Tim has shot the festival in both the Bay Area and around Chicago for the past 20 years, capturing the two-decade evolution of artists such as Green Day and Soundgarden. "I remember a woman wrapping a python around herself, dance groups performing rituals, and talking to Perry [Farell] about bungee jumping towards the audience and coming at me at 40 miles per hour."
Click through to read more anecdotes from Mosenfelder about Lolla, and see his photos through the years.