So its been over a week since I blogged last. A week and a half if you're counting. And though I wish I could say I'm back to blogging because I finally got internet hooked up at my house, sadly that is not the case. (Oh yeah Comcast, I'm giving you the evil eye.) But since I'm currently parked at Gate 4 awaiting a flight to Texas, I thought I'd take advantage of some free airport wifi :)
This past weekend was my first weekend back in Chicago after starting my new job two hours away, and I was lucky enough to be able to spend it with both Matt and my little brother. Ryan was in town for Lollapalooza, and though mega-concerts aren't typically my thing, I couldn't pass up the chance to spend Saturday with him at one of the most legendary concerts around. So Matt and I snagged tickets, quickly got the run down of the line-up, and attempted to not look like the oldest, most unhip people there lol. Here are a few of my favorite photos from our day at Lollapalooza, most photos courtesy of my brother's oh-so-fabulous girlfriend, Makenna. (Thanks Makenna!)
Me and my not-so-little brother, Ryan. Though Matt and I only went to Lolla on Saturday, Ryan and Makenna braved the fest for all three days. Dedication!
Listening to Phantogram Saturday afternoon, just after the rain stopped. I hadn't heard of Phantogram before last weekend, and since Saturday, I've obsessively had them playing in my car, in my office, and in my room. They are insanely fabulous!
Our lineup for the day consisted of Phantogram, Black Lips, The Drums, Ellie Goulding (love!), Atmosphere, and Eminem.
If the crowd in front of us doesn't clue you in about the craziness of Lollapalooza, check out the crowd on the screen. And to realize they had 6 stages going at once...it definitely got a little crazy.
Our Lollapalooza crew. PS: please excuse my totally random and un-hip outfit. It was humid, hot as hell, and muddy in some places, which for me, translated to no effort left to attempt to look cute.
Two of my favorite people in the whole wide world. They keep me loving life and laughing through most of it :)
Eminem might have been my favorite show of the day. Now, let me preface this by saying, I'm not the biggest Eminem fan in the world. He's a bit too angry and unfiltered for my taste. That being said, his show was pretty freaking awesome. It was one of his first shows back since he pulled off the scene a few years ago, and the energy was insane. He did new stuff mixed in with old stuff which had the crowd pretty crazy. This picture was taken right after he brought out Bruno Mars for "Lighters." Awe-some.
Not even 90,000 people crowded in Grant Park can distract from what a beautiful city Chicago is. A day spent in my fabulous city, listening to one-of-kind artists, with a few of my favorite people in the world...it doesn't get much better than that!