Fri 1 Aug – Lollapalooza 2008
this is mostly written so i can remember what happened. and if anybody can get any entertainment out of this...
Ended up alone for the first 2 or 3 hours... Drag.Mates of State
i was able to slither my way to the very near front just by getting in from the side instead of making my journey from the back. I noticed that the mates were playing in basically every major festival in the US. My original thoughts: "overrated repetitive organ duo... used to like them". But seeing them live made me appreciate them again! I only recognized the song Ha Ha
, which was excellent! Surprisingly great music.The Black Keys
I wasn't really a fan i the first place- they just seem fitting to smoke to is all i think about them. Didn't get a great spot, but i didn't really care to. Good riddance- their performance was average at best.VHS or Beta
I'm not big into DJs. I finally met up with people to talk to, so it wasn't painfully boring. I mostly retreated to this shady tent to escape the sun. Stood awkwardly to the side, and walked away feeling awkward as well.Radiohead
Fairly decent spots. I could see Thom Yorke on stage. But this performance was simply THE BEST I'VE EVER SEEN! 2+2=5
was life completing.
I missed the Go! Team, all because my ride needed to get an ounce. This was highly disappointing...
took the train into chicago pretty drunk and completely alone. This is what happens when you don't plan ahead...MGMT
I got a few recommendations from last.fm to listen to them, so i thought i would just see them live. Good choice, they were really great! lively, energetic, and musically talented. the crowd was nice too. Everybody and their friend was crowd surfing. Maybe if it was of montreal i would crowd surf...Broken Social Scene
They were pretty good. Got a decent spot, heard decent music, then inched my way forward to see Wilco.Wilco
Got a great spot for a not so great band. I don't understand the big draw to Wilco- its like a more upbeat Iron & Wine. At least wilco was funny. Sam beam is just lame. (but is good in studio)
I missed the Ting Tings. I could get my pop fix elsewhere, and i didn't want to sit around for a while if i got there by 12:45. I did enough sitting getting there at 3.
sprinted back to the train station. I just made the 10:30, if i took the 12:00 that would have been brutal. I was hungry dehydrated and exhausted...
I found this day to be rather worthless. I missed the only band i wanted to see (Amadou & Mariam)Girl Talk
Overrated. the people on the stage dancing were evidently too fat (its chicago...) and they were literally warping the stage. That was the highlight.
the Lolla Store:
shirts were ugly and overpriced.Nine Inch Nails
Only heard a few songs by them, they're pretty good actually. The show was lively, but i didn't care to move up to the front, and i didn't.Kanye West
Conceited bastard. I hate his music. saw a song or two, and decided it would be better to spare my ears from this torture.
Will i go back to lollapalooza? Only if the lineup is amazing (like it was in 2006!!!) or if someone invites me.