A Bigger and Better Lollapalooza

Posted: April 25, 2016 by jackhermann in Uncategorized

By Jack hermann

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Flicker (CC)  photo by Leonardo Samrani

Chicago’s biggest summer event is about to get a whole lot bigger.

In the past, Lollapalooza has only been a three-day experience, but this year things are changing as Lollapalooza adds a fourth day to celebrate its 25th year.

This festival, held in Chicago’s Grant Park, draws an average of 300,000 people per day and hosts more than 130 of the year’s best bands from all genres.

This fourth day will not only bring 50 more bands to Chicago for Lollapalooza, it will also bring an extra day of chaos to the city. Every year, Chicago has to deal with the positives and negatives of Lollapalooza, including reckless behavior, drunken teenagers and countless instances of theft.

With each passing year, the popularity of this now international music festival grows larger and larger. Tickets have become a rare commodity as scalpers and companies buy tickets in bulk and leave the actual music fans to scavenge for whatever tickets they can get their hands on. People will pay top dollar for these tickets just to get a chance to see their favorite bands in one place. Now with a whole extra day added to the schedule, Lollapalooza fans everywhere have a better chance of getting a ticket.

Lollapalooza is what every Chicagoan and music junkie looks forward to every August. And this now four-day experience creates even more anticipation that this will be the number one music festival of the year.

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