GEIGER: I got a phone call at home at one in the morning from Perry. He goes, "Hey Marc, I got the name! Lollapalooza!" I say, "Where the fuck did you get that from?" He goes, "I just saw it in a Three Stooges episode!"
FARRELL: I did hear the Three Stooges say it, but I didn't have that in mind initially. I was flipping through the dictionary, and the definition of lollapalooza was something or someone great and/or wonderful. And definition two: a giant swirling lollipop.
On July 18, 1991, the Lollapalooza tour launched in Tempe, Arizona, in appropriately ramshackle fashion.
JOBSON: I remember a fistfight between Perry Farrell and Dave Navarro on the first rehearsal day, which was quite entertaining. Perry's a tough cat, actually, in a fight. Dave got the short end of it there.