July 28th - July 31st
100,000 festival goers
The idea of music festivals often come with the ideas of the classic Tumblr picture and Instagram likes, but it isn't until you are there that you are allowed to forget about all of that. You realize that the thousands of other people attending are there for that same artist that sings that one song that you love - and suddenly you feel like you are part of something more. We all share so many connections and Lollapalooza allowed me to recognize that once again.
If you could picture a four day long frat party with celebrities and a single street filled with every caloric-filled option possible, then you can probably picture Lollapalooza.
As much as I feel like I am cheating on LA, I started to fall in love with Chicago during my six days there. It may have been the energy that filled the streets of the city or Giordano's pizza - it may have even been "The Bean" - but there is something amazing about Chicago, and I can't wait to visit again.
I was lucky enough to attend on their 25th anniversary, and was able to see some of my favorite artists perform; the list included The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Halsey, G-Eazy, Flume and The 1975. But the artist that I enjoyed the most was The X Ambassadors. They put on such an amazing performance that I recommend everyone seeing them live at least once. I have yet to see any performer put on such a raw and down-to-earth show.
Hopefully I'll get see you next year Chicago!