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Tag : lollapalooza

Summer Fun: How I Remember Lollapalooza

This past weekend I went to Chicago for work to do remote production at Lollapalooza.

I was in Chicago just four days ago but it could have been a month ago.

Right now my life seems to be moving along so fast that it’s kind of difficult for me properly examine what is going on around me. I am working on ways to remedy this without compromising my lifestyle – I like being involved with different groups, events and plans but I do sometimes feel a bit overwhelmed (like most people).

A new development – This Saturday I am going to be shooting at the All Points West Festival (Radiohead, The Roots, Chromeo, Animal Collective, Kings of Leon, etc.) and on Monday I am producing an interview/shooting Trace magazine founder and editor Claude Grunitzky and asking him questions about his book, ‘Transculturalism: How the World Is Coming Together’. With that and other things going on, I decided it was important for me to reflect a bit on the past week’s festival experience before I moved on to something else.

Downtown Chicago
Lollapalooza closure after the jump in five, four, three, two…

Jaime Hernandez on “Love & Rockets”

Visit page on mun2
– from Mun2

This is a fab way to listen to an audio interview. I love the mix of comic art and personal photos.

…Yeah, I know. “What happened at Lollapalooza?”
Don’t worry, I will post a full report in the next few days. But first I need to relax, get a handle on some projects and hang out with friends. You can check out some of the photos I’ve uploaded to my Flickr, but I’m not done yet.

Until next time, ta ta for now.

Summer Fun: Lollapalooza ~ Pre-Flight Thoughts

Later this this evening I am flying to Chicago for this year’s Lollapalooza. From August 1st – 3rd, I will be providing remote production support for all of our festival coverage (editing and producing on location for

This year’s lineup includes The Ting Tings (I recently shot them at the McCarren Park Pool Party), Kid Sister, Rage Against the Machine, Broken Social Scene (I recently shot them at Siren Music Festival), Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, The Kills, Cat Power, CSS, Spank Rock, Radiohead and more.

I have never been to Chicago before, or Lollapalooza. A regular 3-day pass is $200 dollars and a single day pass is $80, so I am psyched that I am being sent this year otherwise I would never be able to afford the cost of traveling, lodging and tickets to experience an event like this.

The trade-off is that my colleagues and I will be working non-stop so it’s highly unlikely I will catch a full set by anyone, but I am *hoping* I can catch Radiohead on Friday night at 8pm on the AT&T stage.

Even if it’s just for a few seconds… That would be a dream come true.

I will be taking as many personal photos and mini videos as I can in my “free” time and uploading them to my Flickr account, but expect a full report about my adventures on The Lair when I return next week.

M.I.A. performed at last year’s Lollapalooza. She climbed up the scaffolding, look! I wish she was performing again this year…