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Last night, I had a dream with Lollapalooza….it’s official. I have been reading YA too long! Okay, and sometimes I may want to escape back to the days where responsibility meant showing up on time for your friend’s birthday party, or starting the weekend right….on Thursday, or making sure you got tickets for Lollapalooza before it sold out. Awe…those were the days!

Lollapalooza was created by Perry Farrell of Jane’s Addiction in 1991 and was an unexpected success.
It temporarily died in 1997, and in 2003 it was revived again.

Here’s the line up for 1994 (check out the blurb in Nirvana), and the line up for 2010. Thank you Wikipedia!


Location: North America
Dates: July 7, 1994 – September 5, 1994
Several of the artists, including Green Day and Cypress Hill, skipped at least one Lollapalooza tour date in order to appear at Woodstock ’94instead. (During Woodstock ’94, a security guard mistook bassist Mike Dirnt of Green Day for a stage-invading fan and punched out some of his teeth. Green Day did not perform in Miami) (Green Day held the opening slot for the show in Atlanta, flying to New York immediately afterwards.) Nirvana was scheduled to headline but officially pulled out on April 7, 1994, amid strong rumors that the band was on the verge of breaking up. Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain was found dead in Seattle, Washington the following day. Cobain’s widow, Courtney Love, made surprise guest appearances at several shows, speaking to the crowds about the loss.[1]


Location: Grant Park, Chicago
Dates: August 6, 2010 – August 8, 2010[8]
(Artists listed from earliest to latest set times)
Kidzapalooza Stage
Friday: The Happiness Club, School of Rock, The Candy Band, Tim and the Space Cadets, Rocknoceros, Ed Kowalczyk, Recess Monkey
Saturday: Tim and the Space Cadets, The Candy Band, Rocknoceros, The Verve Pipe, The Happiness Club, Dan Zanes and the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra, JP. Chrissie & the Fairground Boys
Sunday: School of Rock, The Q Brothers, Recess Monkey, Dan Zanes and the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra, Peter Di Setfano & Tor,Thenewno2Perry FarrellThe Verve Pipe

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