Updated 08/02/13 – 11:19 a.m.
CHICAGO (CBS) — Heavy rain overnight and early this morning turned Grant Park into a muddy mess just hours before the start of Lollapalooza.
CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports about 100,000 people a day are expected to pack onto the lawns at Hutchinson Field to watch their favorite bands, but didn’t seem deterred that the mosh pits could be more like mudholes for the third straight year at the festival.
“Of course not, that makes it more fun,” said Emily Spurgeon, of Indianapolis.
The first performances began at 11:30 a.m., and fans were ready to pack into Grant Park, rain or shine.
Fans already decked out for a good time said they’re prepared for the possibility of more rain.
“I have a rain jacket, she has a poncho,” said Chaye Heiwig, from Carmel, Ind. “I don’t know, we might just party in the rain.”