Lollapalooza/Last Post of the Year!!!

You guys, I am so excited to tell you about an event I’m going to this summer. You may have heard of it; it’s called…

Yes, I’m going to Lollapalooza this summer! For those who don’t know, Lollapalooza is a three-day music festival in August held in Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois. This isn’t your average summer band concert in the park; thousands of people come from all over the world to go to Lolla, and with good reason. Each year, the festival draws big name artists to headline and smaller ones to get their name out and about in the world. The headliners this year include The Killers, The Cure, and Mumford and Sons, who are each headlining a different night. 

As you can imagine, tickets for Lolla are a hot commodity. This year, a three-day pass was $235 and a single-day pass was $95. I had originally intended to buy tickets for Saturday and Sunday, but while I was buying my Sunday ticket, the Saturday tickets sold out! It turns out that tickets were gone in a record amount of time this year, so I consider myself lucky to be going only one day. If you’re still wanting to buy tickets for this year, Stubhub is probably your best bet. But be ready to pay a hefty price; single day tickets range from about $120 to $5000.

I’ve never been to Lolla before, or any music festival, so I am beyond excited to experience this! As you may have been able to tell from some past blog posts, I am a big fan of music and live concerts. So, naturally, this is the perfect event for me! One great aspect of Lolla, which I mentioned above, is learning about new bands. Of the 40 performers on Sunday, I had only previously heard of 10. I’ve spent the past few weeks exploring some of the artists I didn’t know before, and listening to more music of the artists that I had heard of. The more I listen to, the more excited I become! The performers I am most excited to see are Vampire Weekend, Two Door Cinema Club, Tegan and Sara, and The Cure. I made a playlist of some of my favorite songs, which you can listen to here:

What do you think? Any songs that you like? Tweet at me or comment below!

Like the title says, this is my last post for the school year! I’ve enjoyed blogging for you and I can’t wait to start again in the fall 🙂 If you are going to be on campus, feel free to say hi!

-Rachael

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Rachael Kabagabu

Hi everyone! My name is Rachael Kabagabu. I am a junior studying secondary education with a major in French and minor in biology. I am currently involved in Nykerk, Hope College Student Ambassadors, WTHS (Hope radio station), and the Kappa Beta Phi Sorority. My previous activities include Orientation, leading a spring break immersion trip, the Black Student Union, and orchestra. Feel free to message me if you have any questions. Go Hope!