If you blinked, chance are you didn't get 2013 Lollapalooza tickets. The massive music festival in front yard (aka Grant Park) has apparently become a juggernaut that can't be stopped. We've gone ever year since 2006, but as of today we sit here without tickets...sigh...
While we are going to try to avoid the secondary market (it's so shady), one thing we still got our fingers crossed for are the Lolla after-shows that are smattered all over the city. The Sloop's Reggie's rock club has hosted some in the past and hopefully they do it again in 2013.
Anyway, it's fun to look at the Lolla lineup every year.
We recently stumbled across Chance the Rapper (thanks to the blog acityinthemidwest.com). Chance is a local boy and if you watch his trippy video below, you can see that he has spent sometime in the Sloop.
0:34 - Congress Hotel
0:40 - Buddy Guy's Legends Building
2:18 - Color Bricks (Wabash & 8th)
2:37 - Buckingham Fountain
Interestingly enough, according to his wikipedia page he was suspended from Jones College Prep for 10 days in the spring of 2011 where his teachers ridiculed his aspirations to be a musician. Not sure if that's just "marketing" but regardless it means he spent some time in the Sloop (and is probably relatively bright). He plays Lolla on Friday.
And another band we're hoping to see (either at Lolla or at an after-show) is Two Door Cinema Club. They have some intensely catchy jams (and play Lolla on Sunday):
Or maybe we won't see anyone since apparently demand for the festival and everything associated with it is so freaking strong!