Lollapalooza Day 2, 3: United with Friends

Exhausted from post-Lollapalooza activities and ultimately feeling a swirling combination of sleep deprivation, dehydration and a few too many complimentary ciders at Boiler Room than I’d like to admit, I was in no condition to attend Lollapalooza day 2. Frankly, I didn’t even expect to go to day 2, because I just planned to go to see Lana Del Rey on Thursday and be happy. But after arriving late and missing out on 85% of the day, I wanted more. Even during my rushed walk from the entrance straight to the Bud Light stage on Thursday,  I caught glimpses of fest goers having a blast, and enjoying ice cream and taking group selfies and dancing in bubbles. I silently decided I would have to return for Saturday. Continue reading

Lollapalooza Day 1: Holding out for Lana Del Rey

This adventure was an experience that began with selling my two extra Thursday wristbands on Facebook. I meet up with the buyer at Grant Park last Wednesday, where Lollapalooza was being held. To my utter confusion, outside the entrance were fans camping out waiting for the doors to open, which wouldn’t happen until 11am the next day. What’s going on? Why were they camping so early? Or at all?? The tickets are sold out, so there’s no point in camping. But when I talked to these people, I realized what they were here for: Lana Del Rey. I couldn’t believe it, they were camping out for days just so they Continue reading