When Phoenix Hosted the First Lollapalooza Concert in 1991: An Oral History

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The 18,000 Valley residents who gathered astatine Compton Terrace successful Chandler connected July 18, 1991, enactment up with each kinds of headaches. The vigor was relentless. Shade was scarce. The lines for the porta-potties stretched interminably. The odor coming from them was adjacent worse. The now-demolished outdoor venue was hosting the motorboat of the inaugural Lollapalooza, the groundbreaking touring alternate euphony festival co-created by Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell.

Born from a tendency to bash “something amazing” with what was ostensibly Jane’s Addiction’s farewell circuit (the set was connected the verge of its archetypal breakup), Lollapalooza was an ambitious blend of counterculture, activism, and music. Headlined by Jane’s Addiction, the lineup was eclectic and drew from aggregate genres: concern rockers Nine Inch Nails, Ice-T’s thrash-metal enactment Body Count, post-punk set Siouxsie and the Banshees, funk-metal radical Living Colour, Henry Rollins’ hard-rock crew, and psychedelic noise-rock misfits Butthole Surfers. And it would each debut successful Phoenix.

Farrell had uncanny timing. Lollapalooza deed conscionable arsenic alternate euphony was crossing implicit into the mainstream. Now-defunct section AM alternate presumption KUKQ was nearing the highest of its popularity. The festival’s debut successful Phoenix drew from each corners of the underground and fringe. Punks and rivetheads. Skaters and hippies. Goths and Rastas. MTV and Rolling Stone were some successful attendance.

The aforesaid country played retired successful 20 different cities crossed North America that summer. Over the adjacent fewer years, Lollapalooza revolutionized the euphony industry, blueprinted the touring festival concept, transformed into a taste touchstone, and helped specify the ’90s. These days, it’s a multimillion-dollar destination festival successful Chicago that attracts an estimated 400,000 people.

How did this taste juggernaut extremity up starting successful Phoenix, a metropolis not known for being aboriginal adopters of anything? Promoter Danny Zelisko says it was owed to his connections with Farrell, arsenic good arsenic the Valley being a testbed — a marketplace wherever festival organizers could enactment retired the kinks earlier heading to bigger cities connected the 20-city tour.

There were decidedly immoderate issues. Nine Inch Nails’ cogwheel malfunctioned successful the 110-degree heat. Farrell and Dave Navarro brawled onstage during the headlining set. The assemblage battled a scorching sun, agelong lines, and particulate from the nonstop mosh pits. But it was worthy it, says Tempe nonmigratory Sara Kalish, who attended with her “punker and mod friends.”

“It was hot, it took maine an hr to thrust to [Compton Terrace], and my car astir overheated connected the mode to the show, but I had to beryllium there,” Kalish says. “Everyone was talking astir it earlier the show. We were like, ‘What’s Lollapalooza?’”

She wasn’t disappointed.

“It was a truly astonishing time. I inactive person my Lollapalooza t-shirt, pit stains and all,” Kalish says.

She has vivid memories of the time — 30 years agone this week — arsenic bash the past and present Valley residents who shared stories with Phoenix New Times for a stone ’n’ rotation rewind of the first-ever Lollapalooza.

In 1990, Jane’s Addiction was rapidly disintegrating owed to infighting and burnout aft the merchandise of its 2nd workplace album, Ritual de lo Habitual. A farewell circuit seemed inevitable, but frontman Perry Farrell had bigger ambitions: a divers lineup of musicians mixed with art, culture, politics, and ideas. Farrell enlisted others to assistance marque his imagination circuit a reality, including Phoenix performance promoter Danny Zelisko, who discussed the thought with the vocalist aft a Jane’s Addiction amusement successful November 1990 astatine Celebrity Theatre.

Danny Zelisko, longtime Phoenix performance promoter: I owned Evening Star Productions astatine the clip and promoted a fewer Jane’s Addiction shows successful the precocious ’80s and aboriginal ’90s. We were sitting astir having drinks astatine the Pointe Squaw Peak [now Hilton Phoenix Resort astatine the Peak] aft a amusement and Perry’s going, “I privation to bash much than a performance here. I privation to person the astir unthinkable postulation of artists and civilization stuff.” And helium ran done this full database of things helium wanted to person connected this dream
performance tour.

Perry Farrell, Lollapalooza co-founder and Jane's Addiction frontman: I thought I tin instrumentality each these antithetic elements of euphony and creation and manner and swirl them unneurotic and marque thing wonderful.

Zelisko: And I truly got what helium was going for. It conscionable made sense. We started making each these plans.

Jonathan L., programme director, KUKQ: I had a bully narration with Danny; we talked often, and helium said, "I'm going to beryllium putting connected a amusement with Perry called Lollapalooza. Can I get you guys down it?" I was like, "Absolutely." We precise overmuch wanted to beryllium a portion of the show. KUKQ sponsored it. And I believe, arsenic they were whipping this happening unneurotic with plans and everything, Danny is the 1 who got them to bring it to Phoenix.

Zelisko: [Perry] brought it present from our past unneurotic and due to the fact that astir tours don't privation to ever unfastened up successful a Los Angeles oregon a large megacity similar that due to the fact that they similar to enactment retired the bumps successful places that aren't successful specified an manufacture spotlight. So implicit the years, Phoenix and Tucson person been utilized many, galore times arsenic the debut dates.

Justin Valdivia, drummer and erstwhile Phoenix resident: The taste zeitgeist was close astir wherever it could prolong a circuit similar that. There was capable involvement successful [alternative music] successful Phoenix to capable a spot similar Compton Terrace if you got a lineup of bands similar Lollapalooza. KUKQ had a batch of occurrence with their concerts and Q-Fests.

Bryan Kroll, erstwhile Tempe resident: This is backmost earlier Nevermind came retired and everything got homogenized and slickly packaged by MTV, erstwhile the underground and alternate were inactive this weird amalgamation of antithetic tribes and scenes. I deliberation Perry Farrell wanted to bring them each unneurotic nether 1 large tent.

Jonathan L.: We started throwing these shows, Q-Fests and our Birthday Bashes, successful '89 and '90, and, due to the fact that of our precise loyal listeners, had large crowds. Our two-day Birthday Bash successful 1991 had Sisters of Mercy and Front 242. Dave Kendall with MTV came retired and featured america connected 120 Minutes. People were noticing what was happening successful Phoenix astatine that clip with [alternative]. I'm definite Perry was alert of that.

Zelisko: I'd been booking Compton Terrace for [venue owners] Jess Nicks, Stevie Nicks' dad, and his member Gene for 7 years. It was cleanable for Lollapalooza due to the fact that it was GA, the amphitheater was level writer successful beforehand of the stage, wide open, you could spot 25,000 radical easily, and there's thing you tin wreck truthful the kids could spell crazy. The full amusement outgo astir apt astir $250,000 altogether for the advertising, each the artists, each the staffing.

Zelisko and Jonathan L. started getting the connection out. Local grounds stores were papered with fliers. Ads ran successful Phoenix New Times. Commercials aired connected KUKQ. Meanwhile, friends were telling friends astir the show.

Kroll: My friends and I were immense Jane's Addiction fans and heard they were going to circuit successful the summer. We were tracking what was happening with the set due to the fact that the rumor was they were breaking up soon. I deliberation I saw a flier astatine Zia [Records] for Lollapalooza.

Brent Miles, guitarist and erstwhile Valley resident: I astir apt heard an advertisement connected [KUKQ]. I was stoked erstwhile they said Butthole Surfers were [on the lineup]. They inactive wouldn't accidental "butthole" connected the vigor then, truthful they called them "B.H. Surfers."

Stephen Masters, erstwhile Phoenix resident: We got reserved seats for similar $27, which was a bargain adjacent then. I've gone to festivals that are implicit $400 to get into these days.

Valdivia: I was successful summertime schoolhouse astatine Brophy [College Preparatory] and astir of the teachers were grad students location from college. They'd play The Pixies, Jane's Addiction, and each the assemblage vigor crap for america and were telling america astir Lollapalooza, similar "You gotta go, it's Jane's!" But I was this stubborn punk kid who hated astir physics rock, and told them, "I don't privation to beryllium done fucking Nine Inch Nails." And they kept coaxing me, saying, "Dude, deliberation astir each these bands." My buddy offered to bargain my ticket, truthful I said, "Fuck it. Let's go." Funny happening was, I didn't person to beryllium done Nine Inch Nails' set.

Kroll: We camped retired for tickets extracurricular of Dillard's the nighttime earlier they were connected sale. When they opened the doors astatine 7 a.m., everyone rushed in. The summons counters were successful the women's lingerie section astatine the time, truthful determination was this mini-riot amongst each the bras and panties to get tickets first.

Zelisko: There was a batch of demand. I deliberation we sold 12,000 [advance tickets].

Arana Wolin, Phoenix resident: Concerts were 1 of the large societal get-togethers, see-and-be-seen things then, truthful I had to beryllium there. And Lollapalooza was specified a large woody due to the fact that it was truthful galore large bands. It was perfectly the spot to beryllium that summer.

It took a portion for Lollapalooza's first-ever assemblage to amusement up astatine Compton Terrace connected July 18, 1991. As with immoderate festival that came after, attendance was sparse erstwhile gates opened but grew passim the afternoon. And it was a varied bunch. What awaited concertgoers was a venue with zero shadiness from the summertime sun, scorching blistery metallic benches successful the reserved section, a ample tract for GA, and amenities that got crowded quickly. Drugs were abundant, astatine least.

Jonathan L.: I was retired determination each time with [former KUKQ vigor DJ] Mary McCann doing interviews with the artists and calling successful unrecorded to the station.

Kroll: We got determination aboriginal since we didn't privation to miss Butthole Surfers oregon Nine Inch Nails. It was a precise mixed crowd. There were punks, goths, hippies, misfits, wastoids, and suburban kids who listened to KUPD.

Valdivia: The assemblage skewed a spot older. It was much similar college-aged/college vigor fans, oregon guys who worked astatine Zia than high-school kids.

Gene Mustard, erstwhile Phoenix resident: I was astir graduation property and had conscionable moved to Phoenix from Texas, truthful I wasn't utilized to the vigor yet. I retrieve being retired astatine Lollapalooza going, "Woah. This is intense. This is simply a antithetic benignant of sweating." I'm asthmatic, truthful astatine slightest it was easier connected my lungs.

Farrell: It indispensable person been 110 degrees retired there.

Kroll: Mid-July successful Arizona is conscionable awful. There's fewer clouds and the sun's conscionable bearing down connected you. It was truly miserable. There was obscurity to fell from it astatine Compton Terrace, this ample grassy ungraded vessel filled with heat, sweaty bodies, and misery.

Robden Brethauer, section nightlife promoter: I'd been to concerts successful the summer, but ne'er an all-day happening wherever you're retired from aboriginal day until aft dark. Compton Terrace had concessions, but it got to wherever it took everlastingly to get thing to drink.

Brian McDonald, erstwhile Phoenix resident: I wasn't a regular concertgoer and was wholly unprepared. I went with nary water, nary sunscreen, and not a full batch of money, truthful I beauteous overmuch deed the trifecta of atrocious decisions. I got to take betwixt $5 bottles of h2o and drinking from the fountain, which was a mates of degrees beneath boiling.

Tim Hardy, instrumentalist and Tempe resident: They had h2o cannons and these cooling stations with showers you could leap nether to enactment alive. It wasn't engaged earlier successful the day, but aboriginal on, determination were immense lines. You'd get successful for a fewer seconds and radical told you to hurry up.

There were besides vendors and an "art and issues" tent, calved of Farrell's tendency to premix civilization and activism astatine Lollapalooza. It contained booths for activistic groups similar Amnesty International and section artists similar mixed-media sculptor Janet De Berge Lange.

Brethauer: It was antithetic due to the fact that showing creation astatine a performance was beauteous unheard of.

Sara Kalish, Tempe resident: There was this portion of tents by wherever you walked in. It was groups giving retired fliers, radical selling patchouli and incense, the T-shirt booth, and, of course, a brew tent.

Kroll: Once you looked done the creation and the governmental booths, determination truly wasn't overmuch other to bash until the euphony started up.

Paintings and governmental worldly weren't the lone things disposable astatine the archetypal Lollapalooza show.

Kroll: That was the archetypal clip I'd been offered drugs. As we were entering, this Wavy Gravy-looking feline rolled by saying, "I got 'shrooms." My person besides recovered a trader successful the assemblage with a jug of h2o with hits of acerb connected the bottommost and took a swig. He was beauteous disconnected for the remainder of the day.

Valdivia: From what I could see, determination were a batch of tabs connected a batch of tongues. A batch of passing of [LSD-laced] SweeTarts and Pez.

Henry Rollins performs with Rollins Band successful  the aboriginal  '90s.EXPAND

Henry Rollins performs with Rollins Band successful the aboriginal '90s.

Rollins Band had the favoritism of being the precise archetypal enactment to ever execute astatine a Lollapalooza erstwhile they opened the amusement astatine Compton Terrace.

Kroll: I'd ne'er seen Henry Rollins before. He went each retired similar he's celebrated for doing, conscionable being truly Rollins-like with his garment disconnected and each his veins popping out. It was astir similar helium was saying "Fuck you!" to the heat.

Sal Caputo, erstwhile Arizona Republic popular euphony writer: I talked to Rollins earlier the amusement for a preview [article] and helium said thing like, "I similar a challenge. I reckon it'll beryllium 106 [degrees] connected the stage, that'll beryllium wonderful." And helium lived up to it. He was a large opener. He truly did his champion to rouse everybody up. People were crowding successful beforehand of him similar it was a Black Flag show.

Kroll: The pit started arsenic soon arsenic Rollins deed the stage. It wasn't large astatine first, due to the fact that determination weren't a batch of radical determination yet, but it got larger passim the day.

Kalish: We were connected the lawn, and that's wherever each the enactment was. People were moshing adjacent to the stage, but much pits were successful the ungraded areas successful the backmost wherever the tents were. Because it was truthful blistery you couldn't sit, not that you'd privation to. Those metallic benches up beforehand were murder.

Meanwhile, down the scenes, the temperatures were getting to immoderate of the performers.

Chris Cuffaro, circuit photographer: Everybody backstage was successful a atrocious temper and pissed off. The vigor was conscionable nasty. It was conscionable excessively damned hot.

Miles: When Rollins was playing, Vernon Reid from Living Colour came retired and sat adjacent america and complained astir the heat.

Charlie Levy, co-owner, Crescent Ballroom and Valley Bar: I was going to ASU and helping retired Evening Star and they asked maine to assistance with Lollapalooza. Danny gave maine 10 ample Lollapalooza posters and had maine get each creator to motion them. I grabbed an other 1 for myself and went into the dressing rooms. What a amusive job. Perry Farrell was a spot of a smart-ass but affable enough. Henry Rollins was saccharine and wrote a truly bully enactment connected my poster. Ice-T was truthful mean that helium signed 10 and erstwhile helium got to mine, I said, "Don't motion the past one," due to the fact that I was truthful huffy astatine him I didn't privation his autograph. I besides hung retired with the Butthole Surfers for a while. I was this young, anserine kid who faded into the background.

Miles: Butthole Surfers was bully but it's much of a tiny nine band, truthful playing successful the daytime truly did perfectly thing for them.

Bill Collins, Chandler resident: [Butthole Surfers frontman] Gibby [Haynes] got up determination screaming done his megaphone into the mic and throwing a partition of psychedelia astatine the audience. They were similar a beauteous atrocious acerb trip: bizarre loops, sounds, and a cacophony of noise. You either loved them oregon hated them.

 “Rock isn’t a achromatic  happening  oregon  a achromatic  thing, conscionable  a euphony  thing.”

Ice-T: “Rock isn’t a achromatic happening oregon a achromatic thing, conscionable a euphony thing.”

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Ice-T followed Butthole Surfers and was thing but polarizing. After rapping for fractional the set, helium brought retired his recently formed metallic project, Body Count. It embodied the festival's M.O. of erasing genre boundaries and was embraced by the mostly white, suburban crowd.

Caputo: I retrieve Ice-T telling the assemblage thing astir "rock isn't a achromatic happening oregon a achromatic thing, conscionable a euphony thing."

Mustard: I loved Ice-T already, but wasn't alert of Body Count. So erstwhile helium came retired with the set and started doing thrash metal, I was lasting determination with my jaw open. They sounded similar Suicidal Tendencies oregon something.

Valdivia: The taste value of Body Count playing Lollapalooza was huge. It awakened immoderate radical to [Ice-T] and that a achromatic rapper could play hard rock, but it felt a small self-congratulatory with each those achromatic kids like, "Yeah, fuck the cops. We recognize your plight." Yeah, you genuinely don't.

Nine Inch Nails' acceptable was the astir attention-grabbing show of the day for each the incorrect reasons. It was besides the shortest. The scorching vigor caused their sequencers to flatline 2 songs in, resulting successful frontman Trent Reznor going apeshit and flipping implicit amps and mic stands earlier storming offstage. He aboriginal joked backstage with MTV News astir being "officially the archetypal casualty of the Lollapalooza tour." NIN's fans, the bulk of the assemblage astatine that point, weren't laughing.

Hardy: I was excited for the set, my woman was excited for the set. After the erstwhile band, we were trying to deed the bathrooms and the showers and heard the opening of "Terrible Lie" and ran backmost to our seats. Then everything went south.

Kroll: I don't retrieve thing sounding atrocious erstwhile they started playing. I knew Pretty Hate Machine backwards and forwards and it didn't dependable overmuch antithetic from the grounds astatine first.

Miles: Their instrumentality messed up during a song, truthful they went into different one. You could perceive the euphony but it started fucking up. Then Trent started going berserk.

Zelisko: Me and Perry were sitting connected the steps starring up to the backmost of the signifier astatine the clip and we whitethorn person been partaking successful a small herb. Then, each of a sudden, boom. From 10 feet away, we watched [Nine Inch Nails] flip retired and march offstage. No oculus contact.

Brethauer: No 1 knew what was going on, everyone conscionable thought the vigor was excessively overmuch for him. It didn't assistance that it was the hottest portion of the time and radical were getting fed up.

Kalish: Everybody was pissed disconnected and started booing. People were similar "Fuck you, Trent!" oregon "He's a pussy, helium can't grip the heat." At the time, we figured, "Okay, there's a problem, but he's going to travel backmost out," truthful we waited around, but thing happened.

Kroll: Some guy, possibly the band's circuit manager, came retired and said, "We're truly atrocious astir this, and blah, blah, blah, but support your summons stubs due to the fact that determination volition beryllium different [Phoenix] amusement announced soon." But determination wasn't. Shit happens, but arsenic a consumer, I felt benignant of cheated. And present you had different hour-plus to termination successful the vigor until the adjacent band.

Jonathan L.: I spoke with [then-Nine Inch Nails touring drummer Jeff Ward] backstage and I said, "I recognize the vexation and each that, but this is simply a set a batch of radical came to spot and it was a large disappointment." I suggested Trent telephone maine astatine the presumption and apologize unrecorded connected the air, and helium did the precise adjacent day.

Zelisko: I didn't privation to wage [Nine Inch Nails] astatine archetypal due to the fact that they didn't technically bash their show. That's not my responsibility you brought cogwheel you didn't roadworthy trial and assumed it would enactment nether each conditions. It wasn't personal. I liked them. We each had beers with Perry successful their motorhome earlier the set. They conscionable didn't unrecorded up to their extremity of the bargain. But I ended up paying them. It's 30 years agone now. I'm mode implicit it.

The disappointment implicit NIN's meltdown didn't last. Living Colour was adjacent up and delivered what galore successful attendance (including then-New Times music writer Robert Baird) called the champion acceptable of the night, followed by Siouxsie and the Banshees and Jane's Addiction.

Kroll: Living Colour truly stood retired since they were straight metallic and it was mostly an underground/alternative euphony festival. They were great. They had wireless units connected their guitars and whenever they switched guitars they'd propulsion them to the guitar tech connected the broadside of the stage. It was beauteous cool.

Brethauer: Hearing [guitarist] Vernon Reid rip into those riffs from "Cult of Personality" implicit the dependable strategy was amazing.

Hardy: I'd ne'er seen thing similar them before. I retrieve being truly impressed by this precise progressive metallic band. At the time, the genre was thing but achromatic dudes, truthful it was truly large to spot radical of colour perfectly sidesplitting it. I was blown distant by their musicality and method skills.

Masters: Ice-T went into the assemblage erstwhile Living Colour played and joined 1 of the mosh pits during "Cult of Personality" and a fewer of their different songs. He was truly going astatine it and radical were saying afterward, "Did you spot Ice-T successful the pit?"

Caputo: My content was that Siouxsie Sioux got the astir enthusiastic effect from the crowd, but that might've been due to the fact that the prima was going down and radical were getting their vigor backmost aft the heat.

Wolin: I dropped acerb the nighttime earlier [and] got nary sleep, truthful I already wasn't successful large signifier by the clip I got there. The feline I was dating broke up with maine successful the mediate of Living Colour. I begged, borrowed, oregon stole capable wealth to get a vessel of water, which was the grade of what I ate oregon drank each day. I passed retired connected the tract conscionable erstwhile Siouxsie and the Banshees were making their mode onstage and didn't aftermath up until radical were applauding and screaming the extremity of Jane's Addiction. No 1 messed with me, though.

Brethauer: It was inactive airy out, but, by then, the prima had gotten debased capable to wherever the signifier was blocking it and everyone was grateful. I thought it was weird seeing Siouxsie Sioux, the queen of goth, successful the daylight. [Siouxsie and the Banshees drummer] Budgie was having amusive and seemed truly into the heat, but I deliberation she was having a hard clip with it.

Kroll: She was successful the mediate of her glamming-it-up [phase] erstwhile "Kiss Them For Me," came out. So she had each the dresses and whatnot. I retrieve Siouxsie Sioux came onstage and said she could odor her brains cooking.

McDonald: Siouxsie had 1 of her amended performances. They were doing the songs I liked; immoderate classic, immoderate new. I beauteous overmuch had heatstroke and bugged retired aft Siouxsie. People were excited to spot Jane's Addiction. I was excited to beryllium leaving and debar each the traffic.

Brethauer: Getting retired of Compton Terrace aft immoderate amusement was ever a nightmare with hours of bumper-to-bumper [traffic].

Kimber Lanning, owner, Stinkweeds Records: When I heard astir Lollapalooza, my thought was, “I privation to scope that captive audience.” I couldn't spend to advertise astatine the event, but I could scope radical portion they're stuck successful postulation trying to get home. I went to Goodwill, bought 2 elephantine achromatic sheets and a tin of achromatic paint, and painted a motion with thing similar "Stinkweeds: The Best successful Underground Music" and went to the overpass connected Baseline Road and hung that puppy disconnected the side. I got a batch of honks and waves from radical coming backmost from the show.

Kroll: The assemblage was astatine its biggest for Jane's [Addiction], but they were disappointing; conscionable sloppy and antagonistic. You could archer Perry wanted to agitate the crowd. During the set, helium was chasing Dave Navarro astir and trying to propulsion disconnected his pants. And Dave got pissed and pushed him away.

Farrell: I was successful a testy mood. Dave was sick and wanted to bail. He conscionable didn't privation to play.

Dave Navarro: I was successful nary signifier to perform.

Tom Atencio, erstwhile manager of Jane's Addiction: The hostility was unbelievable due to the fact that the set was ending, [former Jane's Addiction circuit manager Ted Gardner] and I weren't getting along. Dave was truthful tender, caller retired of rehab, but we had nary fucking conception of keeping radical consecutive ... helium was flung headlong from rehab, consecutive into this grueling, vigorous tour.

Eric Avery, erstwhile guitarist for Jane's Addiction: Perry and David got into a combat onstage and it chopped abbreviated our set. Dave was retired of his caput connected Valium and crap and 1 of the 2 bumped into the different 1 and the different got upset and truthful past they started taking runs bumping into each other. Then it turned into virtually them entangled falling disconnected the broadside of the signifier fighting.

Kroll: I retrieve Navarro throwing his guitar into the assemblage adjacent the extremity of the acceptable and storming offstage. Security coiled up getting his guitar backmost somehow. During "Oceanside," helium smashed the caput of the guitar onto a monitor, tried to decorativeness the song, but his guitar was destroyed. He threw it down and they finished arsenic a three-piece and each benignant of wandered off.

Cuffaro: Dave conscionable snapped and threw his guitar into the assemblage and stormed off, knocking implicit stacks. Perry walked disconnected aft the opus was finished and they conscionable started wailing connected each other, punching each different out. Ted yet jumped successful and broke it up. We didn't cognize if they were going to travel retired for an encore. The unit reset the worldly backmost up and they came retired again and started playing, but past Dave started body-slamming Perry portion helium was trying to sing. Dave knocked implicit his stacks again, took his guitar, and launched it into abstraction ... again.

Navarro: Ultimately I had to permission during our performance, and I don't retrieve who got carnal with whom first, but I've since apologized to Perry due to the fact that I consciousness that I was liable for shattering thing that he'd worked truthful hard on. The opening nighttime was a unsmooth nighttime for maine to behave truthful irresponsibly.

Miles: It's comic due to the fact that Lollapalooza was expected to beryllium each astir bringing the alternate assemblage together, but past it started disconnected with each these stone stars getting pissed oregon fighting.

Kroll: It was a unsmooth nighttime for a set that had a past of unsmooth nights.

Jonathan L.: I enjoyed the information this monumental happening began successful Phoenix. It wasn't Los Angeles; it wasn't Chicago; it wasn't New York. They chose to bash it successful Phoenix. People determination astatine the clip got a existent dainty due to the fact that they had bragging rights, and they inactive bash today. At slightest the ones who inactive retrieve it. They'll ever person the archetypal Lollapalooza.

Valdivia: Not everyone tin accidental they went to the archetypal frickin' Lollapalooza, but I can.

Editor's note: Some quotes person been edited oregon condensed for clarity. Others primitively appeared successful the 2009 book Whores: An Oral Biography of Perry Farrell and Jane's Addiction or connected Lollapalooza's official YouTube channel.

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