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Storm Forces Evacuation of Lollapalooza

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 04:  Fans are evacuated from Grant park due to an approaching storm during 2012 Lollapalooza at Grant Park on August 4, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Thousands of  Lollapaloozaers were evacuated from Chicago's Grant Park for about three hours yesterday as intense thunderstorms and 70-mile-per-hour winds bore down on the city. Most of the attendees were corralled into three prearranged underground shelters. By six, though, festival favorites Franz Ferdinand, the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, and Frank Ocean were back onstage. In other Lollapalooz-news, the traveling music festival just announced its third overseas destination: This time in Tel Aviv, Israel, next August.

Photo: Theo Wargo/2012 Getty Images