lollapalooza recap.

I had an amazing weekend. at my first ever music festival.

day 1: friday after work, I headed straight to grant park to meet [J] & his friend. they had been there the entire day. & had their schedule perfectly mapped out. I had two choices: go along with them or wander myself & be lost forever [my phone died as soon as I stepped through the gates]. I just went with it. we saw passion pit, M83, NERO, & bass nectar. I never considered myself a DJ fan, but nowI want to be one! [NERO was a close #1 for me!]

[the end of day 1: bass nectar]

day 2: train ride in. arrive to lolla gates at 1:45ish. what happens forty-five minutes later? storm evacuation. we meet up w/ friends. walk to find a bar you can actually breathe/move in. but before we do.. the storm hits.. & by hits I mean sand bullets + 70mph winds + torrential downpour. what do we do? run into the nearest door of course… a hot dog bodega [with no alcohol sales, of course]. three hours later ..the show resumed. a bit muddy. [we saw FUN, calvin harris, and avicii].

[train ride into the city].

[rewind: prior to getting on the train ..we made a grocery alcohol stop. & met staley, the chicago bears mascot. needless to say, [J]’s childhood dream has been fulfilled].

[let’s just say the evacuation helped business. all of a sudden there’s triple the amount of people. this is how close we got to seeing FUN].

[product of the “storm“].

[but we survived. & had a blast].

day 3: we’re exhausted at this point. but it is the last & final day, so the most exciting in some regard. we woke up early-ish. [J] cooked a good, hearty breakfast. and we were off. we saw the gaslight anthem, of monsters and men, and florence and the machine. [we didn’t get to see a headliner on sunday night. I have a 4AM alarm clock M-F, remember?]. I am the newest, biggest fan of – of monsters and men. they’re amazing.

[the good, hearty breakfast: chocolate chip pancakes, sausage, & dunkin iced coffee. my ideal].

[rockin’ my fedora …that hipster].

[I mentioned I wanted to be a DJ. well, I got a rasberry-scented tattoo to prove it].

[the night winding down].

[we got really close to florence. as you can see. last show of our lollapalooza].

more things about this magical weekend will come up. [prime example: the amazing “fashion finds” I stumbled on while enjoying the scenery]. plus [J] took a lot of great (notbroken-camera-phone-material) photos, that maybe, just maybe, he’ll put on the lovely blog of his. for our viewing pleasure.

until tomorrow …

happy wednesday.

we’re half way to friday.

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About chelset

Born and raised Iowan ..uprooting my life and moving to the big city. Many adjustments will be made along the way ..but what's life without some risk?
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