Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Road to Lollapalooza 2014

Lollapalooza, what?!? So excited, so random and so hectic.

When I bought my Katy Perry and Taylor Swift concert tickets, I thought that was a mad scramble. Buying Lolla tickets made that look like a cakewalk. For first time buyers, the Lollapalooza ticketing system is pure madness. You wait until exactly 10 a.m. CT, then click "buy tickets," where it takes you to a "standby" page—which we were stuck on for 45 minutes. That's right. 45 MINUTES.

And, to add insult to injury, tickets aren't even released in order of first come, first served. Viet logged on right at 8 a.m. since I was en route to work and was haphazardly trying to buy them from my phone as a back-up. We waited .... and waited. When I got to work at 8:30, I refreshed my phone browser and started the process over again. Fifteen minutes later I got through and purchased what had to be two of the last available tickets, since Friday and Sunday had sold out. Viet got in shortly after I added two Sunday wristbands to my cart, and everything was unavailable for him. We got lucky, but seriously—how unfair is that system?

--end rant--

But, all that being said, it's going to be awesome. Kings of Leon, Skrillex, Sebastian Ingrosso, The Avette Brothers, Young the Giant and a crap ton of other artists I haven't heard of on Sunday.

So, starting today, I'm launching on my months-long road to Lollapalooza. From now until August, I will listen to at least one album from every Sunday artist until I've heard them all, beginning with the headliners. If I'm dropping $100 for tickets, plus $350 for airfare and more for a hotel, I'm going to make sure I have a damn good time.

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