It required some juggling. Many acts were flying in from Buenos Aires, where they were playing Lollapalooza Argentina, and bad weather delayed flights and the arrival of equipment and instruments, forcing several acts to reschedule their performance slots.
Here are some memorable moments from day two:
BFFs: Cabello, one of the biggest acts of the night, was also one of the nicest. She lent her instruments to colleague Zara Larsson, whose equipment didn’t arrive on time, and who had to play right before her on the same stage. Cabello closed the show, performing on a stage that was too small for such a big act.
The voice of rebellion: Many fans thought Chile’s Mon Laferte would be the romantic side of the festival. But Laferte also used her beautiful voice to fight for her rights too. “We brought some beautiful visuals for the show, but they don’t let me use them,” Laferte said while giving a two-thumbs down. “They treat us badly in our own country,” she added. The pay off? Fans sang along to “Tu Falta de Querer” very loudly.
For the life, for the love, for the people: In their second Lollapalooza Chile, Imagine Dragons raised their voice against violence, racism and homophobia. “I’m tired of discrimination and division, we are losing the battle against guns and racism” said Dan Raynolds, alluding to President Trump. Reynolds also made things personal, talking to fans about depression in what was the emotional note of the day. “Every day a person dies out there without been noticed. I was diagnosed with depression many years ago, I know how it is,” he said. “Don’t hide, talk with your family and don’t be ashamed. I’m with you, your life is worth a lot. Turn off the Internet and share the love, be happy.”
Overcoming all obstacles: British rock duo Royal Blood made the best of a long flight delay. “We had problems to get here from Argentina, we arrived two hours ago and came directly from the airport, thanks for waiting” said Mike Kerr while toasting with his band mate, drummer Ben Thatcher, and of course, the fans. “I want to share my tequila with you” said the vocalist/bassist in the middle of the show and jumped off the stage to throw the content of his glass over the crowd.