City lights, the aroma of food, and of course the best artists in the world, I am throwing it back Lollapalooza in Chicago. This summer, one artist stood out from the rest by bringing a simple, yet impactful message to his audience, and that was Skrillex. I was lucky enough to experience his set; the last of Lollapalooza. The experience was like nothing I had ever been a part of before. Throughout his hour and a half long set Skrillex dropped some of the hardest beats. His tracks ranged from new and old material, pleasing his audience every step of the way. Towards the end of his performance he encouraged everyone in the crowd to make a \’star-field\’ with their cell phones, lighters, etc.

He got on top of his set stopped his music and said, \”No matter who you are, no matter where you come from, no matter if your gay or straight or blue or purple or yellow or green or an alien, no matter who you are we do this and come together because we love music\”. What Skrillex said spoke to the audience on a different level. When we all go to music festivals we can get caught up in irrelevant things, such as what your wearing or who you’re going with or even pushing your way up to the front of the crowd. When we spend our time worrying about such minor things, we miss the true meaning of the music festival and the true meaning of being at that exact set: the love of music. Therefore, I think Skrillex brought awareness to that and unified the crowd together for the last night at Lollapalooza.