Last year was our first year at Lollapalooza, and we loved it! We loved the whole vibe and energy of the festival, and especially the many stages and musicians to see. And this year was no different. This year, we went to Lolla on Friday afternoon and Sunday afternoon. Friday was just me and Charlie. We walked around most of the day drinking and eating. On Sunday, it was all about Kidzapalooza for Luke. He loved the activities (a faux hawk by Snippets) but loved just running around the area. It rained most of day on Sunday so we left after seeing so much mud around.
A few of the new musicians we discovered at Lolla were: Brillz, we saw them on the Perry’s stage and loved them for their energy. The 1975, we saw them on the Grove Stage. Their music sounded like 80’s new wave but fresher (if that makes sense). And hey…1975 is a great year!! Some of our favorite food items from Chow Town were the lobster corndog from Graham Elliott, the hot dog sandwiches from Franks ‘n’ Dawgs, and the rainbow ice cream cones.
Lollapalooza has something for everyone. I used to think I would never go Lolla because of the crowds but I am kicking myself now for not going earlier. We always have a great time. I’m looking forward to next year’s festival already!
I’m remembering being in awe of all the outfits I saw last year also. I couldn’t understand why young girls would wear high-waisted, cut-off denim shorts. But this year, I’m over it. I just have to accept that it’s what you wear if you’re a teenager, especially at a large music festival. So this year, instead of focusing on what other people were wearing, I decided to share what I wore.
On Friday at Lolla, I wore a dress from Anthropologie (Petra Swing Dress). I thought it was age appropriate for me and it fit the festival style. I absolutely loved this dress as it was flowy and hid my belly (that I cannot lose). It was perfect for a sunny day. I got it in a size medium and it felt a bit big for a medium, which was fine for me since it gave me some room to breath. I hardly buy anything full priced but this dress was worth it. The panama hat was purchased at the Lolla General Store (near Buckingham Fountain). My husband took the photos and just happened to cut my shoes off on most of these. But I wore a pair of sandals from Target (Lakitia Gold Glitter sandals).
Sunday – Kidzapalooza
On Sunday, we started out with awesome iced coffee from La Colombe Coffee and headed to the Perry’s Stage sign to take some pictures before the crowds descended and blocked the artwork and sign. After that, we headed to Kidzapalooza. And as you can tell, Luke loved it! He was actually dancing after Snippetts gave him a faux-hawk and colored his hair. We took a break from Kidzapalooza and caught Trombone Shorty and the Orleans Band representing NOLA at the Bud Light Stage.
I wore the black jumpsuit from Old Navy and Luke wore his camouflage shorts from Carter’s and Tiny Whales (“Kicked it in the Sun”) tank top.