saw Coldplay twice. first time was fantastic. the second time was shit. saw muse once. they were solid. but then U2 went on stage and made me totally forget Muse were even there. you can say what you want about U2, but they know how to fucking bring it!
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Post by interstateeight on Apr 26, 2011 20:18:18 GMT -8
That's a pretty good lineup, but there are only two bands I want to see that I have not yet seen on it. Almost every year I get pissed because I can't go to Lollapalooza, but this year I'm pretty stoked on how Sasquatch holds up against it.
Post by Catherine Sun Chips on May 4, 2011 6:18:58 GMT -8
Awesome, wolfy!! I had a blast at Lolla last year.
Its obviously a much different experience than Sasquatch, but it is a phenomenal experience in its own respect. Try to get there a day early or stay a day late to take in the Chicago scenery. (Chicago is one of my favorite cities)
Also, start looking at hotels--they get expensive really fast. You don't want to book too close to the event.We got lucky last year when the Club Quarters was running a deal. Beautiful hotel, and only 4 blocks away from the fest. Try to look into that one if you can.
And for the love of god, get a legit Chicago pizza. It'll change your life.
Wicked. Thanks for the suggestions, you two. The bad news is I'm not 100% sure I can go yet due to some visa issues, but assuming they get worked out I will definitely be there, and will definitely be tacking at least a night on either end. I'll get right on hotel resos, and I'll look into Club Quarters. Thanks!
I love pizza, so I'll put Giordanos on the list. I've been to NYC a number of times and made a pizzeria tour for myself there. I might have to do a Chicago style one too!
I have been to Chicago once, actually, but only for an overnight, and I think I was actually in the neighboring city where the airport is. I went to a wedding in the UP and we flew in and out of O'Hare. Drove all the way around Lake Michigan in that trip. We stayed 1 night near the airport before our flight home, and all we really did was get a pizza and go to a movie (Clerks 2). That pizza fed two of us for three meals! Don't mess with deep dish!
Though it may be different for Lollapalooza, I did this for Pitchfork and it worked out well.
Look for a cheaper hotel in basically the suburbs of Chicago that's really close to one the CTA train stops far out at the end of any of the lines, then just do the park and ride and take a train downtown everyday. It's like an hour train ride each way, but probably worth it overall.