There is only one word to say about one of the biggest music festivals in Chicago: LOLLAPALOOZA .
If some of you may not know what this musical gathering is. Well it is an annual three-day music festival with hundreds of bands. That range from local all the way to the big time.
I had the privilege to attend this amazing festival. There are no words to describe what I experienced there. Everyone was so chill, the mood was very positive, and everything felt like an adrenaline rush.
The bands that were there were:
Basically the whole street from Monroe to Roosevelt street was closed to host this event ( busiest roads in Chicago). There were different stages across the area for each band to perform. So you were able to go and see different bands at the same time. It was so awesome to walk in the middle with fellow music lovers on the busiest roads in Chicago.
There were more than 100,000 people who attend Lolla. Just imagine listening to the music and jamming out with fists in the air in the middle of that whole crowd. There was crowd surfing, water being squirted, and tons of dancing. Which the lead singer of Imagine Dragons crowd surfed!
Also at Lollapalooza there were free stuff being given away and a lot of activities to do. For instance, MINKPINK was giving away fans then Samsung gave tokens so you can win prizes.
Not to mention seeing how everyone expressed their music love in different styles! There were hipster style, frat, costume, hard cord fan represent, flower crowns, goth, and so much more. I saw a lot of high-waisted shorts, crop tops, bro tanks, overalls, Spiderman costume?, and of course VANS. All in all, everyone was in free-spirited dressed in preparedness of what Lolla had in store.
Lolla did not disappoint for summer 2013. The bands were so good as in giving it them all ( Lana Del Ray was just perfection). Also, being in that environment with fellow fans created memories to last forever. Now I understand why people from all around the world come to this worth wild three-day event.
I definitely suggest to go at least to one Lollapalooza in your life. Either Coachella, Electric Forest, or just a music festival in your town. You will come out a new person and basically live life!