Thursday, March 4, 2021

Will Chicago Get Lucky and Have Lolla Back in 2021?

Are we getting ahead of ourselves?  Maybe...but it's fun to dream.

We recently read about Mayor Lightfoot's comments regarding a question about summer events and festivals possibly happening (via Chicago Tribune):

Live Nation acquired Austin-based C3 Presents, the company that puts on Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits. Chicago’s Lollapalooza was canceled in 2020, and the company and city officials have not yet commented on any 2021 summer festivals. A spokesperson for the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events said, “City of Chicago departments are considering options for summer events that follow all city and state health guidelines.”

Friday morning, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s office released this statement about summer festivals in 2021: “While we are not formally planning nor permitting events at this time, our COVID-19 indicators continue to trend in the right direction and we are hopeful that some events that align with health guidelines may be possible later this year. As such, Mayor Lightfoot has directed City departments to prepare for the possibility of events this summer and ensure any resources that could be necessary are available.”

The article cites that Live Nation is selling tickets for some large festivals in the UK this summer.

So will Lolla happen in our backyard this year?  Our bet - don't count on it.

That said, maybe we can open our windows this summer, flip on our (smart) TV, turn up the speakers and watch your favorite concert from the past.  

Ours is the iconic Daft Punk set from 2007 - which seems appropriate to share since they just officially "broke-up" and since the full Lolla concert was just magically posted to YouTube in HD.  Could Chicago get lucky (pun intended)!

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