Lollapalooza Love

Lolla Balloon 2010
You may have noticed a slight gap in my posting – and by slight I mean kind of gaping. My tardiness is warranted, I promise.  We’ve been on the road, Thursday through Monday – busy dancing and gallivanting around Grant Park in Chicago for Lollapalooza. But I don’t just say that as a casual fan – 2013 marked the SIXTH year for us.  I’m not exaggerating when I say I look forward to this all year. There really is no use in describing it, because it just ends up sounding like the corny, clichéd rants of a dreamy teen.  It’s definitely not for everybody – sweltering, nature-takes-all kind of weather, tons of people, tons of young people who think you are just an aging lady (am I projecting?), plenty of pushing and shoving, and slightly over-priced beer.  But oh, the music. There is nothing in the world that beats live music.  If you’ve never had a sing-a-long with 40,000 of your closest friends, or even a dance party with 15,000, then you’re missing out on one of life’s truly magical experiences.  And that’s all I’ll say about that.  Here’s a look back at a few photos I dug up from over the years – there are tons more, but there’s only so many crowd shots and stage pictures you can show people.  If you weren’t there, it really just looks like it was crowded, and you had bad seats. Continue reading