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Wednesday · June 23 2004

Lollapalooza cancels entire schedule of 2004 dates
I don't know why this surprised me. I had zero desire to go.

Updated 6/23:
Aileen Gallagher at The Black Table: Lolla-for-Losers: Why Two-Day Concerts Suck 10 Years Later

Archived: Listen » June 2004
What you had to say:
June 22 2004

As long as Sonic Youth strikes out on their own tour, everything'll be OK.

June 23 2004

had i known the lineup priorly- i may have wanted to go. but then again, i am maybe too old for an all day rock concert...?

June 23 2004

That's the thing. I liked the lineup, but 2 days long, crappy sound at the Tweeter Center, far away seats, The String Cheese Incident, and $7 beer all suck. Aside from the bill, nothing is appealing about that.

June 23 2004

At 31, I'm happy with my frequent Schuba's, Empty Bottle and Hideout trips where I can see bands for ten or so bucks ... I can no longer handle all-day capitalism-at-it's-lowest megaconcerts in the hot hot sun. And as Chicagoans, we're *luckier than hell* to have Hideout's Block Party and Folk and Roots Fest (both family-friendly fests that aren't overrun with drunks), and this year's July 4th lineup looks pretty good too. And all are very cheap/free!

June 23 2004

Yeah, the lineup was good - but the desire to go is still in my 17 year old self. I wanted to go to the Lollapalooza with the Violent Femmes, Jane's Addiction, Siouxsie and the Banshees, and Nine Inch Nails. But, no, I had to attend a get-together for Northwestern college freshman from Colorado (which sucked, by the way).

So, I went to a bunch of shows at Red Rocks that summer instead and saw the Violent Femmes about 5 times in college to make up for missing the Palooza.

June 23 2004

Bob, you need to take me to the Hideout sometime. I'm ashamed to admit I've never been.

June 23 2004

i went to the 3rd one i think? All i remember about it was that Primus headlined and after spending all day in the hot, hot sun drinking beer all that bass gave me a headache.

June 24 2004

I'll let you know the next time some of us are going. Their block party in Sept is always worth checking out. The people that own the place love music and it's a great space. I don't go there enough, actually.

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