Thursday was a much needed rest day only to be followed by 3 days of LOLLA.
Only to be followed up by my worst nightmare. A near panic attack at the first show.
I hate crowds. I hate people bumping into me. I get ragey. And I should have known better than to stand halfway back in the Iggy Azalea show. Suddenly we found ourselves completely surrounded with more people pushing to get to WHERE?!? because there was NO ROOM! I felt like I was drowning. I had to get out.
More IggyAfter my freak out moment at the Iggy set, we decided to stay out of the crowds and enjoy the music and headed to a much less rowdy Interpol concert set.
Day 2 came up waaaay too fast.
SO FUN ON THE SHUTTLE!
We saw Gramatik in a monster dust cloud and ran into Pete B.
And with 10 minutes to go the rain stopped and we went up to the stage.
But after researching many of the bands, and going to the Lolla concerts I found many more groups to add to my play lists. It seems like a festival like this would be a great place to discover "new to you" bands. At least it was for me. I know Bomba Estereo will make me cycle faster and eventually run faster with their sick beats :)
And I learned that despite my extreme aversion to crowds and wanting a seat in an air conditioned theater, that Lollapalooza is super fun. Gosh, the people watching, the diversity of the bands, and the whole atmosphere is just something so crazy cool (and super difficult to put into words to effectively describe the experience.) You just have to go and experience it with an open mind.