Ending on a High Note

The Cure put on a phenomenal show closing out the last night of Lolla. Robert’s pitch was perfect and his voice was strong. He was in a frisky mood — poking fun at the strict time limit they had to perform. He entertained with his signature expressions and quirky movements. Sadly, he appeared bloated. The trio of peeps standing next to my friend and I were cool. Special thanks to the tall guy who shot the video clip with my phone due to my vertical challenge. He felt bad for me because a super drunk chick in front of me kept pumping her fist in the air.

Set List: Plainsong, Pictures of You, Lullaby, High, The End of the World, Lovesong, In Between Days, Just Like Heaven, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, The Walk, Mint Car, Friday I’m in Love, Doing the Unstuck, Trust, Want, Fascination Street, The Hungry Ghost, Wrong Number, One Hundred Years and Disintegration. Encore: The Lovecats, The Caterpillar, Close to Me, Let’s Go to Bed, Why Can’t I Be You? and Boys Don’t Cry.

Lollapalooza Photo Gallery

Lollapalooza … Then and Now

Date: August 7, 1991
Location: CNE Grandstand, Toronto, ON
Major Bands: Jane’s Addiction, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Living Colour, Nine Inch Nails, Fishbone, Ice T & Body Count, Butthole Surfers, Rollins Band, and Violent Femmes
Ticket Cost: $33.05 (paper ticket)
I saved my money from my part-time job at a local record store, piled in a car with a group of my friends, and drove up to Canada for my first music festival.

Lollapalooza Tickets

Date: August 4, 2013
Location: Grant Park, Chicago, IL
Major Bands: The Cure, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, Knife Party, Grizzly Bear, Major Lazer, Dog Blood, Two Door Cinema Club, Tegan and Sara, Beach House, Cat Power, 2 Chainz, Alt-J, The Vaccines, DIIV, Alex Clare, Baroness, Lianne La Havas, Wild Nothing, Angel Haze, Wavves, Alvin Risk, Jake Bugg, Wild Belle, Art Department, MS MR, Guards, Kill the Noise, Skaters, The Orwells, Palma Violets, Astro, Machines Are People Too, Yawn, Half Moon Run, The Mowgli’s, Nightmare & the Cat, Bear Mountain, O’Brother, and Makeshift Prodigy
Ticket Cost: $103.75 (wristband with micro chip)
I saved my money from my full-time job and hopped on a commercial flight to Chicago to meet my best friend from college for festival fun! More to come…