It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon in Chicago back in 2008. I was at my first Lollapalooza and was faced with the choice between Explosions In The Sky on one end of the park and Brand New on the other end. Being the festival amateur that I was at the time, I decided to just stick with my friends and see Brand New even though I knew nothing about them. Long story short, the Brand New frontman stormed off the stage 20 minutes into the set and I later heard from multiple people how mind-blowing the Explosions In The Sky set was. Lesson learned.
After giving my friends hell about it ever since then, I was finally granted some redemption when the group played this past weekend at the Royal Oak Music Theater. When I find out that Wye Oak (whose high fives I collected after their set) were the openers, that was just the icing on the cake. Check out some pictures below from this pretty nice little Saturday night.