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Photo Recap of Lollapalooza 2015: A$AP Rocky, Sam Smith, Charli XCX and More

by Ryan Book   Aug 4, 2015 17:54 PM EDT

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Lollapalloza packs about as much variety into a music festival as possible, ranging from Paul McCartney to The Weeknd, from Metallica to Bassnectar on the headlining stages. The rainbow of colors on display onstage makes for a photographer's paradise, and Music Times was among the publications that sent our shutterbugs to gather images from the party. Writer Ryan Book tried his best not to look out of place in the photo pit over the weekend.

Nic Malouf of Spookyland is lucky enough to be the "bassist we decide to publish a photo of," a much sought-after prize in the indie rock world (PHOTO: Ryan Book/Music Times).

Top Dawg signee SZA flaunts her Samsung Stage status at on Friday at Lollapalooza (PHOTO: Ryan Book / Music Times).

James Bay plays the Palladia Stage at Lollapalooza on Friday (PHOTO: Ryan Book / Music Times).

Paul Janeway throws himself behind St. Paul and The Broken Bones (and his lips on top of the microphone)(PHOTO: Ryan Book / Music Times).

Father John Misty and a stage prop at the Palladia Stage (PHOTO: Ryan Book/Music Times)

We asked many fans who was performing on the Perry's Stage at this point. Unfortunately, none of them replied "Mustard on that beat, ho" (PHOTO: Ryan Book/Music Times).

Gary Clark Jr. easily had the best guitar-face of the festival (PHOTO: Ryan Book / MusicTimes.com).

Jessica Hernandez (of Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas) best demonstrated the apparent apparel theme of pant dresses at Lollapalooza (PHOTO: Ryan Book/MusicTimes.com).

Raury sounds great, but he could use some meat on those bones. Perhaps a stop by Lolla's famous Chow Town would do the trick (PHOTO: Ryan Book/MusicTimes.com).

Many a cool guitar to be seen at Lollapalooza, and Zella Day's Gretsch was certainly among them (PHOTO: Ryan Book / MusicTimes.com).

Charli XCX has to deal with the uncomfortable security pat-downs, just like the rest of us (PHOTO: Ryan Book/MusicTimes.com).

Jesse Keeler Jr. plays all the instruments. Except drums. Sebastien Grainger plays those for Death From Above 1979 (PHOTO: Ryan Book/MusicTimes.com).

Walk The Moon's Eli Maiman (left) and Nicholas Petricca share an inside joke...probably about your correspondent's outfit (PHOTO: Ryan Book/MusicTimes.com).

Kevin Parker and Tame Impala do everything they can to trip us out, from background imagery to eyeballs on guitars (PHOTO: Ryan Book / MusicTimes.com).

James Hetfield of Metallica casts a wide shadow among rhythm guitarists... (PHOTO: Ryan Book/MusicTimes.com)

...and, only rarely, Kirk Hammett has to live in that shadow (PHOTO: Ryan Book / MusicTimes.com).

Sam Smith had the audience in his hand to close out Saturday night on the Bud Light Stage (PHOTO: Ryan Book/MusicTimes.com).

Matthew Murphy of The Wombats looks as if he's had a long weekend by Sunday morning at Lollapalooza (PHOTO: Ryan Book/MusicTimes.com).

Sever weather warnings were in effect almost all day on Sunday, but Zebra Katz was still up for making it rain (PHOTO: Ryan Book/MusicTimes.com).

Marina (of Marina and The Diamonds) didn't dress for the weather (PHOTO: Ryan Book/MusicTimes.com).

Josh Dun (left) and Tyler Joseph of Twenty One Pilots...plus a photographer with way better credentials than us (PHOTO: Ryan Book/MusicTimes.com).

The shadows of the BMI Stage, plus some dramatic lighting, helped complete the mood at Bully's set (PHOTO: Ryan Book/MusicTimes.com).

A$AP Rocky brought the whole A$AP Mob with him...and Vic Mensa (PHOTO: Ryan Book/MusicTimes.com).

Kyp Malone and TV on The Radio close out the Sprint Stage on Sunday (PHOTO: Ryan Book/MusicTimes.com).

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