Being an athlete, most of our time is scheduled for us. Spring Break trips are nonexistent and on the off chance you discover a moment where you can buy tickets to see your favorite band in concert, there’s even more of an off chance that you’ll be able to go. Don’t get me wrong, college athletics is a great way to spend time, but it is definitely not for everyone (especially those that are avid concert goers). Last year I missed Mumford & Sons, Miley Cyrus, and Chrisitna Perri… and when I say missed, I mean I had tickets and outfits ready to go and for some odd reason, missed it.
Being deprived of many countless events our friends were attending during the school year, my roommate and I started to devise a plan to attend Lollapalooza in Chicago this summer. It started off as somewhat of a pipe dream but quickly solidified into something probable. Our hearts were set on being in the crowds of people. I mean, come on; Lady Gaga performed there.
Every year, the festival sells passes before it publishes a lineup but it was a risk we were more than willing to take. Whoever performed, we’d still have a blast. We were ready to pounce on the first passes that we could get our hands and were watching the Lollapalooza site on multiple devices. We were prepared but before we knew it, thewords, “Sold Out,” mocked us and upon looking at the prices of the resale tickets, we were ready to give up.
Available ticket prices went up. We moped. The lineup went up. We moped. We looked for other music festivals happening this summer but none of which we wanted to go to as much as Lollapalooza. And then, (like always) my mom came to the rescue and found two 3-day passes being sold online for an affordable(ish) price and we jumped on it.
So, we started from the bottom and now we’re here. I’m typing this blog from a train heading towards Chicago and with a Lollapalooza 3- day wristband on my wrist. Full suitcase, my lovely friend, and some snacks. This 12-hour train ride is kind of a bummer, though (serves me right for being cheap…). On the bright side, it’s Harry Potter’s birthday today and what better way to celebrate than by pretending we’re headed to Hogwarts, sans dementors? Just kidding 😉
It doesn’t matter how sketched out we are at the moment; this weekend is filled with the likes of Lorde, Iggy Azalea, Skrillex, The Avett Brothers, and ChVrches. We have flower crowns, we have sunscreen, we have water bottles, we have heart shaped sunglasses, and we have a stun gun. What more could we need for a weekend getaway at the music festival of music festivals. Lollapalooza, we’re coming for ya.
In the words of my girl, “I’m so fancy. You already know.”
Xoxo. It’s adventure time in the windy city.