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I survived yet another year of Lollapalooza

Posted Friday, August 10, 2012, at 2:11 PM

The greatest weekend of my life is now over. Okay, I may have exaggerated a bit, but Lollapalooza weekend is always one of my highlights each year and this one was no different.

For the past six years I have managed to go to typically all three days or at least one day of the three-day massive music festival, which takes over the beautiful Grant Park during the first weekend in August.

After nearly passing out due to the heat last year, I decided that this year I'd only be going one day. I would have loved to see Black Sabbath, but it was not worth the extra $200 to do so.

This year however I put my 23 years of age to use and was able to go to a Lollapalooza after show, Bombay Bicycle Club.

The show started at 11 p.m. and ended around 2 a.m. and it was well worth getting little sleep before the big day at Lollapalooza. It was in a small venue with probably around 200 people and I was front row loving every minute of it.

Each year I have a massive list of bands that are a must see. However, this year with Bombay Bicycle Club being in the line-up, all my friend Katie and I cared about was being in a good positing for their set.

For the past 4 or 5 years Katie and I have been waiting for this band to cross the pond and come to America. We would have driven to a surrounding state if need be, but that's the beauty of being from Chicago. Nearly every band you could ever want to see will at some point pass through that great city.

So, all in all I spent $100 on a ticket for one day at Lollapalooza to see the band I've been dying to see for years.

Was it awesome? Yes. Was it disgustingly muddy? Yes.

But my time at Lollapalooza was a great one. I got to see one of my favorite bands along with Florence and the Machine, Jack White, The Walkmen, Sigur Ros and Gaslight Anthem.

Nothing can top being with your friends having a blast listening to great music surrounded by the Chicago skyline.

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