It’s here. The energy, the vibe, the crowd. Lollapalooza has arrived in Chi-town. Walking out to a food truck for my lunch moment reminded me that this year, again, I will miss being in the midst of the Palooza party.
Passing the herds of teens to twenty-somethings bein all effortlessly cool, all I could do was smile at them with a slight snarl of jealousy. Damn kids… Do they know how good they have it?
It’s bothering me this year more than the others. As I drift further and further away from being age appropriate to attend such events, I fear the day when I will merely be the parent of the kids who go, wherein the only “appropriate” thing left for me to do is wait up for them to get home…
Here are a few of the bands I am so bummed to be this close to yet so far from; M83, First Aid Kit, Passion Pit, The Shins, The Black Keys, Laura Warshauer, Milo Greene, The Temper Trap, FUN., LP , The Head and the Heart, Of Monsters and Men, The Walkmen, Little Dragon, Sigur Ros… Yeah – I am seriously severely bummed.
BUT! I may be better off. YouTube is streaming LIVE! Yes that’s right. I am sitting in my office listening to the Afghan Whigs, who by the way are awesome, in the comfort of air conditioning. And I can click channel two and lookie there – Metric is right in front of me with incredible camera angles and close up shots that I wouldn’t see if I was down there with all the cool kids. Maybe they’re the ones missing out… Maybe I’m not such a loser after all.
Anyway, this is my lot. To be so close yet so far. What are you going to do?
If you are there – say hey! Let us know how it’s going! Otherwise, check back next week when a couple of our opinionated clan will be sharing about their time at the festival. I am surrounded by the effortlessly cool here at SJG. Lucky me…
[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]http://testspace.thesanjosegroup.com//wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2012/12/Photo-on-12-14-12-at-2.39-PM-2.jpg[/author_image] [author_info] Jennifer is Director of Content & Ideation at SJG. I am convinced that every human being is innately creative – Picasso said the key is to remain childlike within the body of a responsible adult, or something along those lines. As the oldest member of this opinionated clan, I feel responsible to share a different perspective. Engage me – I love a good debate! [/author_info] [/author]