Lolla Announces La Line-Up, But At This Point It’s Pricey

Written by Allison Krumm. Posted in Entertainment, Featured

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Published on April 26, 2011 with No Comments

You could see the gears in music fans’ heads churning this morning, as they woke up to news of Lollapalooza‘s epic 2011 line-up. “How do I get to Chicago?” they thought. And furthermore, “How much is it going to cost me to see the Foo Fighters, A Perfect Circle, Muse, and Eminem (in order of personal preference, and yes, I did just deliberately omit Coldplaycheater, cheaters) lord over the so many, many other acts slated to play Grant Park?”

If they’re in any way like me, first click went to investigating said many, many other acts. Mental check-lists judged “yes” to Explosions in the Sky, Deadmau5, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Fitz and the Tantrums, Imelda May, and Mayer Hawthorne … amongst others, of course. Inner budgetary devises, however, sounded sirens at the $215 price tag for a three day pass. Quick math, friends: That’s over $70 a day. Divide by band and it’s a fantastic deal, but not compared to the previously available “Secret Sale” $60 passes, or even the $185 “Early Bird” special deal.

Of course that’s how it works—risk a smaller amount of money to secure your spot before you know who’s actually playing, reap the rewards. Wait until you want to be sure the festival is one you want to see and cry some tears as you fork over your entire wallet. It’s a completely devious system, but that’s the price you pay for only semi-devoted music fandom.

About Allison Krumm

During the day Allison serves as the Digital Marketing and Social Media Manager at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts. At night she quite likes judging things that play in darkened theaters and cinemas, taking photos of live arts events, and attending elaborately themed costume parties cooked up with various co-conspirators. Allison has two almost (but not quite) completely useless film degrees that have taught her everything she knows about weaving tall tales. She aspires to one day be half as awesome as Patti Smith and cares not a whit about split infinitives. | 

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