We Definitely Did #Holla4Lolla

This is post 6 of 6 in the Lollapalooza 2011 series

I started out thinking Lollapalooza 2011 would be a really cool concert, and three music-filled days later I realized that it was far beyond that.

First things first, let’s talk about Chicago. This city is filled with so much energy; I wish I could have stayed longer. Mike is one lucky guy to be able to live in this, and it’s probably why he was such a good co-reporter. It started with a crazy dinner at Moto where they make science delicious, then kept going on great Segway tour we had of the lakefront and Soldier Field, and finally to the exciting action going on at the giant Grant Park (which I can imagine is a cool place even when there’s not a massive music festival). Chicago definitely offers something for everyone. If Lollapalooza were anywhere else I’d probably still go, but I’m really glad it’s in Chicago.

Now, on to the show. What an amazing experience! The massive crowds originally shocked me, but now I get why it attracts so many people. The bands I stumbled across might not be giant sensations, but they rocked out like they owned the place. Being able to see their awesome talent and extreme passion about their music charged the entire place with an electrifying buzz. I’ve definitely found some new favorites.

What was even better was that we were able to share that excitement with so many people – from our fans that chatted to us on Twitter and here on the blog, to the people in Chicago who we were able to surprise with tickets to the show. It was a really awesome feeling.

The Crowd At The North Satage

Mike, the Lolla expert, got a little more time there than me and got a first-hand experience of the “Woodstock” effect. No amount of rain or mud slowed him down though. I might just see him there next year. It’s not too late to start planning, is it?

That about wraps up our time at Lollapalooza this year. It’s a great thing we’ve got some other big music festivals coming up soon. With any luck, I’ll be able to see some of my new favorites at other shows such as the upcoming Austin City Limits festival.

Thanks to all of those who followed Mike and me on during this awesome experience. Thanks especially to Mike for all of his hard “work.”

Make sure to follow us on Twitter @RadioShackLive. You never know when we might need another reporter for upcoming concerts and events. Any suggestions?

This is post 6 of 6 in the Lollapalooza 2011 series


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  • Martie

    Tour de France, SXSW, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, New York Comedy Festival, Bonneroo…I could go on & on. There are so many amazingly cool events all over the world!! Send me, send me! :-)