So Lollapalooza 2009. You almost kicked my ass. ALMOST. I wouldn't let you though.
I'll stop talking to the festival now . . .
But yeah! Lollapalooza was very fun this year. Most of that has to do with Ezra Furman & the Harpoons. If it weren't for my boss and this band I would not have been able to experience Lolla the way I did. They're all great and you should definitely check them out. Matt Vasquez of Delta Spirit even said that the Harpoons was his favorite band at the fest! Can't beat that.
Aside from working a ton. I was able to go about my own business today. See whatever I wanted. I saw one of my favorite bands, Cold War Kids, from the side stage. This show was long overdue. I also checked out Lou Reed. I was in the crowd a bit for that. Reed was amazing. Seeing a man perform that has been so influential to the music industry was great. I missed "Sweet Jane" though. I'm a little bummed about that.
After Reed performed, I met with my boss backstage so we could try to meet him, but that didn't work. I also saw thenewno2 back there as well. I have no issue talking to any band, but this one is different for obvious reasons. I'm sure Dhani hears, "I love your dad! Blah blah blah . . ." all of the time. So I spared him of that. Someday though . . .
I then headed over to see the Killers with the Harpoons' drummer, Adam. We actually went deep in to the crowd for this. They were very good, but, as with every band, they sound different from their records then from being live. We weren't big on the whole production of it, so we went and had a few beers behind the stage and listened. I definitely felt nostalgic during their set. I was brought back to my high school days, listening to them while cruising around Sanilac County (Michigan) with my friends. It was a nice feeling.
I'm waiting in the artist lounge right now. I want the crowds to die down before I head back to my apartment. I figured it was a good time to give ya'll a final update.
I'll have pictures from the weekend posted sometime this week. Visuals are always better, I think.
Anyhow, I can't think of a better way to end Summer. It was such a great weekend . . .
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