Requested by nicole


In an answer that has shocked all: 2016 is my first year going to "Lolla Proper."
  1. I really don't like Music Festivals.
    Too big. Too many people. Pitchfork is really the largest I can handle.
  2. Lollapalooza is more for out of town people.
    If you live in Iowa or Ohio, your favorite bands may not visit your hometown. You need to travel to see them - and Lolla gives you a shot to see all in one place. Luckily, with the exception of a special engagement or a reunion, nearly every act will return to Chicago.
  3. (And those return trips will be at a smaller venue, with better sound, for a longer set, and less money)
    Lolla is horribly expensive.
  4. It's also a weather nightmare.
    Keep me to the hot inside clubs. It seems to always rain every year, creating a mud field that can ruin you. If you're lucky, there won't be (another) mass evacuation.
  5. I prefer the aftershows.
    I've been to many of those. Some years I've gone to an aftershow each night. Last night I saw M83.
  6. But then there's Radiohead.
    The last time their "Chicago stop" was Lolla, I drove 3 hours to see their Indianapolis show. There isn't an option for that this year.
  7. I've been very lucky to see them twice.
    And just like today, I walk in understanding it could be my last chance