Lollapalooza 2014

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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.

*la versión en castellano la voy a subir en un ratito, solo me quería sacar esto de encima así ya podía publicar!
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14 comments

  1. love!
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  2. Que bajón lo de Ellie Goulding :( such a shame. Osea ya sé que les deben pagar fortunas a los artistas por venir pero ella es re famosa en los EEUU y UK y debe ser rarísimo para ella venir acá que casi nadie la conoce jaja. En esos casos es mejor venir sin otras bandas (como en el caso de the XX que fueron los que les gustaba la música de ellos posta). En el próximo Lolla si no tenés con quien ir avisame que te acompaño! :3

    Thrift Shop Blues

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  3. Qué buena ondaa, mi mejor amiga fue. Obviamente que yo no pude jajaja. Me gustan las fotos, un bajón tener que compartir tu momento con fans de otras bandas pero buen... Un beso! Juli. www.trendalist.com

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  4. So awesome that you saw Ellie Goulding! I wanna see her so bad! Sad you didn't see the RHCP, would love to see them too!

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  5. Me hablaron re mal del festival! La mayoría me dijo q la organización era desastrosa, me sorprendió leee tu opinión hahha es un bajon q mezclaran tantos artistas que nada que ver, pero suele pasar en los festivales de acá.
    Con respecto a la multitud, i feel ya, los ataques de ansiedad son un asco, igual eventualmente se van apagando, relax haha
    Besos Bian

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  6. Coincido completamente con lo de los fans de Soundgarden y Red Hot. En Vampire me pasó eso. Yo estaba en lo que sería segunda fila porque la valla estaba plagada de gente que iba por soundgarden, y que encima te miraban para el orto y se cagaban de risa en tu cara, pero allá ellos. Por suerte la mina que estaba contra la valla era petiza y ni levantaba la cabeza, por lo que más que una persona adelante mío, era una almohada para que no me aplasten contra la valla.
    Me hubieses avisado que ibas sola y venías conmigo! Hubiese sido un poquito incómodo al principio pero !!!!!!

    Btw, tu vocabulario es de la puta madre.
    xx

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  7. Hello lovely, I've just come across your blog and it's awesome! :)

    I'm your newest follower and look forward to your next post!

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  8. Wow! You got some really good pictures!

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  9. Que genial, y me encanto poder saludarte al principio del segundo dia :) (el pelo te quedo genial). Los mejores shows en mi opinion fueron Lorde, Imagine Dragons (si, tocaban al mismo tiempo pero vi mitad y mitad jeje) y Vampire Weekend (especialmente porque termine re adelante y baile como loca, la gente al rededor mia toda un amor, la verdad que no vivi lo de los fans de Soundgarden). Es cierto que la cantidad de gente el segundo dia fue asfixiante, pero a mi personalmente no me jodio hasta que tocaron los RHCP donde me tuve que ir para atras (estaba reeee adelante) porque me iba a desmayar con toda la gente apretando de todos lados (siento que la agresividad humana se muestra realmente cuando tienen a sus "idolos" enfrente, habia gente que parecia golpearte a propostio). Fuera de eso la verdad que me parecio increible, los shows BUENISIMOS y me gusto la organizacion general del evento. La unica real decepcion fue el problema tecnico que tuvieron Portugal The Man, ya que son unas de mis bandas preferidas.

    beso!
    http://mucculunga.blogspot.com

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  10. hola, qué buenas fotos, yo pasé algo parecido en un festival que se llama estereo picnic que se realiza en colombia, saludos :)

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  11. Omg this looks amazing! Ahhh this makes me so excited as I am seeing Lorde in less than a month!!!!! xx

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  13. Que bellas fotos! Yo fui muy colgada y apenas pude sacar, entre estar apretada con tanta gente, y correr de escenario a escenario, los retratos me quedaron muy en último lugar y después realmente lamente el no haber sacado.
    Yo por suerte pude ir acompañada a este festival, me toco el ir sola a otros recitales y no es lo más divertido por el tema de las horas de espera, pero obviamente citándote a vos "better alone than in bad company" jajajajaja. Además estando ahí te olvidas de con quién estás, y enseguida lo perdes. Aunque yo por mi parte estuve pegada a mi hermanita (no importa que crezca, siempre sera mi hermanita) ya que era su primer recital y me aterraba que estuviera sola jajaja, soy muy sobreprotectora.
    Yo preferí el primer día también, fue más tranquilo. El segundo día fue muy pesado, además de por esas dos bandas creo que el que haya sido feriado también ayudo a que fuera mucha más gente. Igualmente disfrute ambos días MUCHÍSIMO.
    Yo estaba en el escenario de Vampire Weekend, esperando, y cuando salieron fue un lío. Había mcuha gente esperando por Soundgarden, y fue toda una mezcla donde por momentos no podía bailar y cantar, ya que tenía gente tirándome por todos lados, yo comprendo de igual modo que los recitales son para hacer pogo y estar apretados así que no me quejo pero en cuanto pude me moví para atrás ya que estaba muuuuy adelante y no podía ver debido a que tenía que elegir respirar jajaja.
    Con Lorde me paso IGUAL que a vos. Me encantaba desde antes, pero no le tenía mucha fe y supero mis expectativas. Yo a los 16/17 seguro estaba durmiendo la siesta o en la computadora </3
    Muy buen post, y geniales fotos! Esperemos que se venga el Lolla 2015 ♡♡

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