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Lolla Band's Stolen Van Recovered

Portland-based band Portugal. The Man had their stolen van recovered, however equipment is still missing



    A couple of members of the band Portugal talk about the bad ending to the gig of a lifetime. (Published Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011)

    The stolen van belonging to a Portland-based band that had performed at Lollapalooza was found Monday afternoon, but all their gear was missing.

    The van, which belonged to the band Portugal. The Man, was found on Monday just before 4 p.m. in an alley at the 5800 block of South Paulina, according to police.

    Catharine McNelly, the publicist for Portugal. The Man said that while the van has been recovered, all their equipment is still missing.

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    The band tweeted, asking fans to keep an eye on Craigslist, eBay and local pawn shops for their stolen equipment. The complete list can be found here.

    The van was in an attended parking lot near Grant Park. The band listed 97 instruments and pieces of equipment in the trailer, including six guitars and seven drums, among other items.

    An estimated 270,000 people attended the annual Grant Park music festival throughout the weekend.

    Despite additional security measures, packs of up to several hundred teens tried to topple chain-link fences along the east side of Grant Park Sunday afternoon. The gate crashers reportedly organized through a Facebook group.