Today starts the Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago, Illinois. I’m pretty bummed I can’t be there, but they are doing a live webcast on YouTube. I’m going to check that out. Here’s a link to their channel –> YouTube
Looks like a great line-up. I used to see Lollapalooza every year (sometimes in more than one city each year) when it was still a touring festival. Turns out Perry Farrell, the founder, didn’t like playing in the corporate owned amphitheaters. Good for him, but bad for me because I don’t get to the Chicago area that much. I have it on my Bucket List though.
Can’t believe it’s twenty years old now. I’ve seen the tour first in Cleveland, Ohio..then Columbus, Ohio…Virginia Beach and the Washington, DC area. Good times…
I’ve seen the shows in 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, missed the 1996 show, but saw it again in 1997. Lollapalooza then took a five year break. I went again in 2003. I had tickets to the 2004 show, but that was cancelled, and that’s when the festival was permanently moved to Chicago. Haven’t seen it since then.
I was able to check out a little cable TV the other day, and saw a preview that The Black Keys were going to be on a great show on the Travel Channel called Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. I don’t have cable TV, but some episodes are on Netflix …if you have that. You’ll probably have to wait a while for this newer episode to be added to the queue though.
If you are not familiar with the show, I highly recommend it. One thing that I remember Anthony say that I totally agree with is “Be a traveler, not a tourist.” I can relate to that completely. I love to travel, but hate tourist traps. Here’s more info on Anthony -> wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Bourdain
I was able to find a clip of the show on YouTube, but you can watch the full episode here-> travelchannel.com/video/tony-and-the-black-keys
Hey…just wanted to send a reminder to those hipsters that wait to get their ticket until the day of the show…the Black Keys are at the Ted Constant Center in Norfolk, VA tomorrow March 23 2012. Tickets are a whopping $47.50 or $42.50 depending on where you sit. Yikes!
This is on the Ted’s website:
“Make sure to come out early for our Rockin’ Pre Show prior to The Black Keys Concert! Party starts at 6:00pm and will be located outside on the plaza of The Constant Center. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Live music, corn hole and fun entertainment for all will be provided!
The first 250 fans to the Pre Show will also get a free guitar pick! Don’t miss your chance to walk away with some awesome gear!”
I also highly recommend watching the opening band, the Arctic Monkeys.
If someone could get me on the guest-list (plus 1?), I’d love to write a review of the show. Just send me an email to info@HipsterApproved.net for info. Thanks!
That’s right…The Black Keys with special guests Arctic Monkeys are coming to the Ted Constant Center on the campus of ODU on Friday March 23rd 2012.
Tickets are $47.50 or $42.50 depending on seat location. *Additional fees will apply (I just found out the $47.50 tickets are for the general admission floor (NO CHAIRS)) Tickets go on-sale to the general public on Friday, December 9 at 10:00 a.m. through COXTix.com, the Constant Center Box Office or charge by phone at 888-3-COXTIX
Because you are a reader of HipsterApproved.net you can purchase tickets early and get the best seats! Go this this link December 8th from 10am to 10pm and use the code: LONELY
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