Monthly Archives: August 2007

Pitchfork 2007 v. Lollapalooza 2007

Logistics/Location: Lolla’s stages are much farther apart. Pitchfork’s small stage is a closet (and apparently a fire hazard). Pitchfork allows chairs. Lolla allows re-entry. Pitchfork is right next to the Green Line. Lolla’s a few blocks from the Red, Brown, … Continue reading

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Lollapalooza 2007: Biggest Disappointments (Mostly Self-inflicted):

Choosing a lackluster Amy Winehouse over Lupe Fiasco (but at least getting to see a bit of Los Campesinos!) Skipping Rhymefest for Cold War Kids, then having to fight through the hipster throng to get close, only to have sound … Continue reading

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Lollapalooza 2007: Things That Sucked:

Not being able to get anywhere near the stage when Cold War Kids played Not being able to get anywhere close to even the soundbooth when Modest Mouse played — guess My Morning Jacket with the symphony doesn’t appeal to … Continue reading

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Lollapalooza 2007 Best and Worst Rants

Best Rant: Eddie Vedder taking on BP Amoco for building its Whiting, IN refining facility that will increase the amount of legal dumping into Lake Michigan. Come on Indiana – isn’t your lakefront dirty enough? Have you smelled yourself lately? … Continue reading

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Lollapalooza 2007 Best Performances

5 stars The Hold Steady: the band and the crowd could not have been more into this performance, as evidenced by Craig Finn’s comment that they’ll be opening for the Stones in London this coming week, but that it can’t … Continue reading

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Lollapalooza 2007: Best People Watching

Best T-shirt sightings: I (heart) hot moms Italian Sausage (with arrow pointing down on barely covered gut) The Man The Legend (with arrow pointing up for the former and down for the latter) “Catfight” T-shirt with a kitten holding a … Continue reading

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Lollapalooza blah blah blah

W0000000T! It’s HERE! Day 1 Hour 1: It’s HOT. Caught Ted Leo + Pharmacists. It’s impressive that he was able to summon that energy in the heat. It’s more impressive that he decided to play given that his wife is … Continue reading

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