Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson introduces Billie Eilish to a roaring crowd at Lollapalooza – NBC Chicago


One day less, three more days to go.

The first day of Lollapalooza saw dozens of musical acts on multiple stages, including the evening’s headliner that dozens of fans lined up to see at 6 a.m.: Billie Eilish.

Dressed in a black and red Michael Jordan Bulls jersey, Eilish performed to a raucous crowd under a Chicago sky lit up by city lights. But before Eilish took the stage, the entertainer received a standing ovation from Mayor Brandon Johnson.

“Hey everyone, my name is Brandon Johnson and I can’t wait to hear from Billie Eilish. Are you with me?’ Johnson opened.

“We were made for this moment,” Johnson continued. “The city of Chicago brings the world together. We are the soul of Chicago, we are the soul of the world.”

Officials said an estimated 120,000 fans attended the first day of the four-day music festival in Grant Park. Headliners for Day 2: Kendrick Lamar and The 1975. You can find the full festival lineup here.

WATCH: Aerial video shows fans running for the doors as Lollapalooza kicks off

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