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Mercury Rev, Arrested Development, Charlie Hunter Trio: Lollapolooza: Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View CA

Eric Weisbard, L.A. Weekly, 8 July 1993

PASSING THROUGH San Francisco (the fourth stop on the tour) last Tuesday, Lollapalooza '93 showed signs of going to seed: the electronic billboard above the main stage repeated agit prop from last year; the political literature booths were gone, the food wasn't as diverse (but kudos to the turkey-drumstick stand); the crowd that had once had a sprinkling of people of color was now vastly white. A new "Cyberpit" bank of computers offered a baby version of a bulletin-board system. Apart from the performers, there wasn't a chic-looking person in sight.

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