Around 5 p.m. on day three of Lollapalooza (July 31), fans were alerted to a special last-minute addition to the schedule: an “intimate” set from chart-topper Machine Gun Kelly.
An hour later, the artist took to the Bud Light Seltzer Sessions side stage to perform in front of a crowd 20 times what the space allowed for.
After opening with “Kiss Kiss” off his Billboard 200 No. 1 album Tickets To My Downfall, the rocker launched into a cover of Paramore’s “Misery Business.” From there, he ripped through the rest of the albums greatest hits from “My Ex’s Best Friend” to “Bloody Valentine” and “Drunk Face.”
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The show wouldn’t have been complete without a stunt — and of course MGK delivered, climbing to the top of the staging tiers to dangle from the rafters upside down, prompting fans to chant “MGK.”
And despite fans’ pleas for a longer set, within 30 minutes the show was over quicker than it came to be.