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Yes, I went Friday and I had a good time. I just had several thoughts while I was there and had several thoughts I wanted to throw out there, see if anyone else went and agrees or disagrees or just thinks I'm flat out wrong.

1) I couldn't escape the feeling that I was running through a special designed maze with the end goal being to completely suck my wallet dry. Water was $4, three tiny chicken strips and some fries cost $8, a t-shirt is $30, blankets are $40. You cannot bring any of your own water, food, blankets, or chairs, and the event lasts for ten hours so you really must buy. All I could think of was a mouse running through a maze trying to get the cheese at the end, but somehow the mouse's wallet is getting empty on the way to the cheese.

2) After looking around at all the vendors and shit they were selling, and the people there trying to get you to join certain political/social groups, I got the distinct feeling that the festival is catering towards people who are "alternative" and different and always trying to stay one step ahead of the mainstream... I saw so many people walking around dressed like they were trying to be a rock star or express just how different and unique and special they are, but when you are surrounded by hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of people like that and they are all starting to get really drunk, all I could think of was how silly and self-absorbed so many of them seemed. They weren't all like that. I met some really nice people there who were friendly. But man, some people just seemed like they needed to spend a little less time kissing the mirror and more time reading a book.

3) I definately enjoyed the music. I think I liked Jurassic Five the best, followed by Audioslave. Queens of the Stone Age was excellent, I enjoyed the Donnas a great deal too. Incubus was alright... I don't dig them as much as I used to. I thought SCIENCE was a great album, but since then they've been doing stuff that just doesn't grab my ear like the older songs. They played well, however. As for Jane's Addiction, I'm pretty mixed. I lived with this girl who listened to Jane's constantly, and now I kind of twitch when I hear Perry Farrell's voice. They did play some very good songs though, but also a couple off the new album which just didn't do it for me at all. Perry was nice enough to put some really lovely asian strippers on the stage to keep my attention during Jane's set. So many people left while Jane's was playing that I wondered if that was part of Perry Farrell's ploy to keep people there a little longer. It was also interesting to hear people start to get excited when Perry would start to describe the next song they were going to play, but then the crowd also seemed disappointed when they realized he wasn't going to do "Jane Says". They played that song last.

Well that's my report. I had an excellent time, I got sunburnt as fuck, and it was very educational experience. I wish that the set were longer than 30 minutes, and it would have been nice to have bands that were well-recieved at least give an encore.

The Man they call Dan (The Man they call Dan), Sunday, 27 July 2003 16:36 (twenty years ago) link

Yo Dan! I came up with a rap song about how gay you are!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dan is a bitch by Adrian McCoy

You suck ass homie!

The End

Adrian McCoy (Adrian McCoy), Sunday, 27 July 2003 18:56 (twenty years ago) link

My message is clear, no one gives a fuck about Lollapa-gay-shit okay asshole!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Adrian McCoy (Adrian McCoy), Sunday, 27 July 2003 18:57 (twenty years ago) link

Okay Adrian!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for keeping me informed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ALWAYS A PLEASURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Man they call Dan (The Man they call Dan), Sunday, 27 July 2003 20:28 (twenty years ago) link

HEY!!!!!!! WHY ARE WE YELLING????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lola Falana, Monday, 28 July 2003 02:16 (twenty years ago) link

I bet you were trying to get gay sex at the Lollapalloza concert.Were you not??????? Im pretty sure your a gay punk rockers dream...........

Adrian McCoy (Adrian McCoy), Monday, 28 July 2003 03:10 (twenty years ago) link

Actually I had a booth set up between the Marines and Easter Seals and I was handing out gay sex in jars with ribbons wrapped around the lid. I ran out halfway through the concert however, so I had to go go rummaging through the trunk of my car looking for my lucky pair of Freddie Mercuary's underwear. I managed to wring it out enough so I could fill a couple more jars and meet the demands of all those people in need of gay sex. You should have been there, man.

The Man they call Dan (The Man they call Dan), Monday, 28 July 2003 04:21 (twenty years ago) link

That is the funniest shit I have EVER heard.

Lola Falana, Monday, 28 July 2003 04:34 (twenty years ago) link

What asshole? I aint a faggot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Adrian McCoy (Adrian McCoy), Monday, 28 July 2003 08:17 (twenty years ago) link

you're a taker adrian...not a giver:]. think about it before you post a stupid question of "what? dumbshit fucktard cunt" ;D

jonathan gittins (nevermind^), Monday, 28 July 2003 13:12 (twenty years ago) link

jonathan gittins can suck my dick.

Adrian McCoy (Adrian McCoy), Tuesday, 29 July 2003 15:23 (twenty years ago) link

haha, that'd class as taking i guess, however i feel obliged to myself to decline, as a) i'm not homosexual, contrary perhaps to your fisted up beliefs, and b) i'm sure you have some awful diseases on/in/around it.

jonathan gittins (nevermind^), Tuesday, 29 July 2003 21:57 (twenty years ago) link

Dan---- "I got the distinct feeling that the festival is catering towards people who are "alternative" and different and always trying to stay one step ahead of the mainstream..."

No way! Thanks for yr report, man, I didn't even know it was still happening.

Andrew Thames (Andrew Thames), Wednesday, 30 July 2003 01:53 (twenty years ago) link

Jonathan Gittins is still a stupid fucking name.

Adrian McCoy (Adrian McCoy), Wednesday, 30 July 2003 05:26 (twenty years ago) link

haha! "erm...erm...can't think of anything, erm...well...your name is still stupid!!! WAHHHH WAHHH!!:'(" stupid child ye.

jonathan gittins (nevermind^), Wednesday, 30 July 2003 12:22 (twenty years ago) link

you want to get over here to the V festival, glastonbury, Leeds and Reading:D i'd go to the V one but it like sold out in a few hours or something as gloopy as that, as did Reading, but seems like a poor line up there this year;/

jonathan gittins (nevermind^), Wednesday, 30 July 2003 20:38 (twenty years ago) link

What festival? It some kind of fag shit or something?

Adrian McCoy (Adrian McCoy), Wednesday, 30 July 2003 21:39 (twenty years ago) link

I just want to go to the UK... going to a music festival there would just be a bonus. I'd jump at the chance to travel anywhere. I've been in one spot too long and I'm ready to wander again.

The Man they call Dan (The Man they call Dan), Thursday, 31 July 2003 02:50 (twenty years ago) link

ah, London is an infinate MUST :D probably obvious but it really is the best.

jonathan gittins (nevermind^), Thursday, 31 July 2003 16:44 (twenty years ago) link

seven years pass...


buzza, Sunday, 3 April 2011 04:25 (thirteen years ago) link

four months pass...

Wow, nothing on Lolla this year? It's 20th anniversary. Lineup is pretty lackluster, though I would have gone today if price was slashed by 75%. The Vaccines, The Kills, Two Door Cinema Club, Tinie Tempeh, A Perfect Circle, and Muse (not a huge fan but they put on a good show). Live stream -

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 5 August 2011 16:56 (twelve years ago) link

Nice sound quality on the stream actually.

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 5 August 2011 19:00 (twelve years ago) link

two years pass...

someone posted a ticket from the original lollapalooza on facebook and it made me think the big secret of the first lollapalooza tour is how the now-unfashionable Living Colour kicked the shit out of everyone else on this tour

Juelz Fantano (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 18 April 2014 01:36 (ten years ago) link

six years pass...

Backstage #Lollapalooza 1991

— Stephen Perkins (@stephenperkins) August 31, 2020

peace, man, Monday, 31 August 2020 15:45 (three years ago) link

two years pass...

I’m hardly a No Logo or Gen-X Supremacy guy; but if the Lolla stages had names like this back in the day, we would have dragged it pretty hard:

Nonhuman biologics enthusiast (morrisp), Saturday, 5 August 2023 23:12 (eleven months ago) link

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