Lollapalooza 2014

Lollapalooza 2014

This article was written by Amelia Eskenazi, Tara Brugh, and Emma Troughton

On the first of August, we took a trip to Chicago to attend a music festival called Lollapalooza, which was located in Grant Park. The roads around the park, and the park itself, had to be closed down to accommodate the approximately 150,000 people attending Lollapalooza. We ended up seeing 25 bands over the course of the three day festival, plus another band named Broken Bells the night before the festival started. Along with enjoying the amazing music at Lollapalooza, we also had some of the best food we’ve ever eaten. Below we’ve listed the bands we had the chance to see, as well as reviewed some of the wonderful food we ate.

Music
Listed below are all of the bands we saw over the course of three days:

Friday August 1st:
San Fermin
Lucius
Hozier
Blood Orange
Iggy Azalea
Chvrches
Lorde
The Kooks
Phantogram

Saturday August 2nd:
PAPA
Vance Joy
Phosphorescent
The Temper Trap
Manchester Orchestra
Spoon
The Head and the Heart

Sunday August 3rd:
Delta Rae
NONONO
RAC
Cage the Elephant
The 1975
Glen Hansard
The Avett Brothers
Young the Giant
Kings of Leon

Food
Some of the best food we ate was completely unexpected. On the first day, Emma tried the pot stickers, which came in a massive order of about a dozen. Tara decided to try the fries from a restaurant called the “Gyro Cafe.” By the end of the three days, we had tried each vendor’s fries and determined that the best definitely had to be from the “Gyro Cafe.” Our favorite snack for the afternoon was the chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich. It was the perfect treat after listening to music at the Samsung Stage located near the Grant Park fountain. Amelia had a strawberry sorbet float on Saturday, which was soda with a scoop of strawberry sorbet on top. The best food from the entire weekend came from a stand called “Puffs of Doom,” which was located in the Lollapalooza Farmers Market. “Puffs of Doom” are among the best bites of food we’ve ever eaten in our lives. These magical delicacies were essentially profiteroles but better. Our favorite flavor was Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate. Although we tried a lot of food over the weekend, the one thing we did not try was the infamous Lollapalooza Lobster Corndog from longtime Lollapalooza fan favorite, “Graham Eliot.” We will have to try those next year!

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