Festival Review: Lollapalooza 2018

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Another Lollapalooza has come and go in the blink of an eye. This year brought even more 14-year-olds, a ridiculous amount of body glitter and a whole lot of chaos. While it’s easy to argue that the demographic has absolutely shifted into the more annoying direction (in my humble opinion), I also think it’s important to note that C3 did a great job nabbing some of the most interesting rising acts (if you dig deep into the lineup enough – not many people do) – and managed to get some of the biggest names in alternative/indie music to help balance out the Top 40 mania that swept through Grant Park over the weekend. Was it an even split? Probably not.

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Tips and Tricks: Get Noticed At Taylor Swift’s Reputation Tour

Hi friends! Thanks for reading. If you clicked on this post, you’re probably looking for insights on how to get noticed at Taylor Swift’s reputation tour. If you know me at all, you probably already know that I met Taylor Swift on the 1989 World Tour in Chicago. I was picked out of the audience to meet her after the show!

A Guide to My Favorite Music Venues in Chicago…and Their Neighboring Bars

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A lot of people ask me about the music scene in Chicago and I’m hoping that this post can be used as a guide that people can return to in order to learn more about the unique music venues in Chicago. I feel like I’ve been to so many of them (I’ve been to all of the ones I’ve listed below except one), and it’s awesome that the city is so massive that I probably won’t ever actually get to every single venue.

I have been working on this blog post for awhile, but I had so many ideas for it that I needed time to really draw out how I wanted it to go. Thank you to those who voted on my Twitter and Instagram polls on what you wanted to see: it helped so much!

Fall 2017 Playlist

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Even though I love making playlists at the start of each new season, I think that there’s something extra special about crafting the perfect fall playlist. I know for me personally, there have been albums released in the fall over the years that are very important to me and have become quintessential fall albums (I’m thinking about doing a post on this – if you’re into it, let me know).

Ten Shows to See in Chicago This Fall

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September 1st marks the (unofficial) start of fall and I’m too excited for these shows hitting Chicago in the next few months.

There are SO many great artists visiting Chicago during the fall but I chose to highlight these 10! I’m hoping to get to at least half of these (I have tickets to four of them so far), and I hope that you learn something or even buy tickets after reading this post!

Lollapalooza 2017 Hits & Misses: Sunday

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Here we go: the final recap post of my four post installation of my Lollapalooza 2017 Weekend. This was a lot of writing and a LOT of will power to keep going – but I’m glad to see that there was interest in reading these posts!

Click here to read my Day One (Thursday) recap to learn how the festival’s evacuation unfolded.

Click here to read my Day Two (Friday) recap and see who some of my favorite acts of the weekend were.

Click here to ready my Day Three (Saturday) recap and see who left me majorly disappointed.