Thunder was the music and lightning the light show for a time this afternoon, causing evacuation of the Lollapalooza festival in Grant Park while a powerful storm front tore through the Chicago area.
About 2 1/2 hours later the festival reopened, and the Chicago area began to clean up.
Almost 61,000 people were ushered out of Grant Park during Lollapalooza's first-ever evacuation, organizers said.
At a press conference Saturday evening, officials said about six bands would not get to play as scheduled even though the fest's closing time had been pushed back to 10:30 p.m.
Today's forecasted storms prompted concert promoters C3 Presents, Chicago police, fire and park...