On Saturday (August 7), AFI took the stage in the middle of the afternoon to perform at their first ever Lollapalooza. The quartet certainly aren’t strangers to the festival experience, as they have played Warped, Live Earth and any number of European shows. But they had never been to Lollapalooza before — at least, not on stage.
“Me and Adam went to the first Lollapalooza back in 1991,” frontman Davey Havok told MTV News yesterday. “It was an incredible lineup: Jane’s Addiction, Trent Reznor, Butthold Surfers. And Living Colour — spandex!”
In fact, the 1991 version of Lollapalooza — which was originally organized by Perry Farrell as a farewell tour for his legendary band Jane’s Addiction — is one of the reasons drummer Adam Carson is making a living as a member of a rock band today. “I remember that festival was the first time I really wanted to be on stage,” he told MTV News.
Their Lollapalooza debut may have inspired some other person to want to be on stage, as their scorching afternoon set was an incredible burst of glam-goth energy. Highlights included the passionate shout-along “Miss Murder” and the driving “Silver and Cold.”