Golden Globes 2017

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The 74th Annual Golden Globes kicked off on Sunday, January 8 with a huge number of films and television shows featured throughout the night. While these sorts of award shows rarely present themselves as anything but predictable, this year’s event was interesting enough just for the wide range of people, experiences, and stories represented.

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Ten Shows To See This Fall Under $25

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A lot of people tend to ask me how I can afford going to as many shows as I do – and my response is always that nearly every show I go to costs less than $25. Sure, I will splurge on a few shows here and there, but the majority of them tend to be pretty affordable.

Chicago has a fantastic music scene and we have so many venues, I am honestly never bored and it’s amazing that this is the city I get to spend my college years in.

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NYFW 2016

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After contemplating whether or not I should even write a post about New York Fashion Week this year, I knew that I would be completely fawning over the runway shows regardless. So I decided to write a post anyway!

I have recently been straying away from writing about fashion simply because my interest in it has begun to slowly disappear. Despite this, I can’t help but view Fashion Week as a pop culture event, and I can never get enough popular culture.

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Lollapalooza 2016: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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Lollapalooza returned to Grant Park to Chicago on July 28-31 with high expectations to exceed. This year was the first year the festival would be held for four days, in honor of its 25th Anniversary.

With an additional day added this year, it was inevitable that it would bring additional chaos. I personally noticed a lot more teenagers flooding the fields of Grant Park this year compared to previous years, as well as a steady flow of attendees in and out of the medical tent. Despite the immense amount of teenagers I had to maneuver around and the ridiculous amount of money I spent on beer, I still had a fantastic time.

Knowing myself, I think I will end up attending all four days again next year, even though going all four days was left me a shell of a human being. I did an after show this year for the first time ever on Saturday night, which was a bit of overkill for me. It made Sunday even more exhausting!

This is a long post, so bear with me.

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Tips for a Successful Lollapalooza Weekend

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In just a few weeks, I will be headed to Lollapalooza in Chicago for the fourth weekend in a row. My inaugural year was right after I graduated high school (2013) and I went for the entire weekend. In 2014, I went with about 10 other people and we managed to cram ourselves into my tiny, two-bedroom Lincoln Park apartment. It was an adventure, to say the least.

I purchased a three-day pass in 2015 before the lineup was announced, but was disappointed with the overall lineup on Saturday and decided to sell my three-day pass after scoring a one-day to Friday and a one-day to Sunday.

This year, after finding out that the festival was returning with a four-day event in honor of the festival’s 25th Anniversary, I knew that I had to go all four days. After speculating over countless lineup rumors (check out my predictions post here: I was pretty accurate!), I knew that I would definitely be excited about all four days and have been planning the weekend for months now.

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