Hi Humans! I am back with a new post, finally. I know. I've been awful these days but, then again, so many things have been going on. Anyway, on Tuesday and Wednesday I attended Lollapalooza after waiting for six months. It was insanely good. All the shows were on time, maybe with five to ten minutes of delay, but that was it. I just loved the experience. I wish I had the chance to enjoy it with friends and not by my own, but you know, better alone than in bad company (oh yeah, I did just translate a spanish phrase into english). What I didn't like all that much was that the second day was loaded with people - Red Hot Chili Pepper and Soundgarden fans, mostly. I suppose there were also Pixies fans here and there. Lots of them went early and took up the front rows by the respective stages and made it impossible for so much of us to enjoy other shows. I think Fénix (the company that organised Lollapalooza here) should have given the bands other playing dates in bigger stadiums. I remember that, while at Ellie Goulding's show (I only know three of her songs to be honest, but I thought she would be a really cool artist to photograph), the RHCP fans were all standing there, bored out of their minds and she had to tell them "hey, I know you are waiting for another band to come on up but you might as well enjoy the show while you are at it". And man, was she right. It's a bummer for the artists and the fans. I heard the same happened in Vampire Weekend but with the Soundgarden fans. I got to third row, I believe, and couldn't move anywhere without being stared at. I just wanted to dance, have a good time and shoot some pictures of them but couldn't because of these people - so I walked out and placed myself further behind to be able to, at least, dance to their insanely great songs. Other than that, I don't have much to complain. When it came to the actual artists, Julian Casablancas sucked big time. Well, maybe not him but the sound. It was so hard to listen and the audio was horrid. Cage the Elephant was perfect as usual, I am not huge on their new songs but damn, it was fan. Lorde, who I thought would disappoint me, was my very favourite show of the entire festival. I really dig her music but was not expecting such a mind blowing show. Sure, she did the weird dances and the stage was only the musicians and her but I am so glad I got to see her live. She improved her vocals so much. Guys, I got chills when she came on stage and I don't evenconsider myself a "fan". Her presence was unbelievable. I don't know. She is younger than me, she has been touring the world for over a year now and has a Grammy under her arm. Please, someone tell me what I have been doing my whole life because I just don't get it. Seeing Nine Inch Nails was a pleasure. When Trent Reznor closed the show with "Hurt", I almost teared up. I didn't stay much for Arcade Fire, only until they played Reflektor since I don't know much by them, but they were pretty cool as well. I stepped by Kid Cudi's stage so I could honor my boyfriend by listen to a few of his songs live and filming them so he could see part of the show. Day two was a whole other story. It was as if the entire country had decided to gather up at the location in wich the Festival was taking place. It was ridiculous. I heard some of Pez, which I didn't like. Took pictures of Ellie Goulding and Vampire Weekend, the latter being incredibly awesome. I had heard awful things about their live shows but it seemd pretty good to me. I did feel like they could have given a little more to make it more fun, but hey, the music is the most important thing, right? And they definitely got that covered. I saw some of Pixies later that day and then went home. With the insane amount of people, it was getting hard to breathe. Maybe because I panic a little when there's so much people, maybe because I was feeling so very lonely in such a huge crowd, I don't know. I did want to see Red Hot Chili Peppers but figured my mental health is far more important than seeing a band live and dying in the process, right? Those who went, please tell me what your experience was like! I will be sure to get myself some friends the next time.
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