Music + Travel

Snapshots from Chicago and Lollapalooza

Chicago · August 8, 2012

Y’all, I am tired.

I wanted to come back from my trip to Chicago with lots of great stories and tons of pictures. Instead, all I have is a collection of blisters, a few pairs of shorts caked with mud (I need to get on the laundry, I know) and a dozen or so snapshots from my Instagram account ( @formalfringe, follow me there and on Twitter!).

Still, my trip to the Lollapalooza music festival was an absolute blast! There was great food, great sights and way too many amazing bands. My favorites were Delta Spirit, White Rabbits, FUN. and Jack White (you might know him as one half of The White Stripes).

If you like live music and you ever get the chance, go. Until then, live vicariously through my terrible (sorry!) iPhone photos.

We finally took the famed Architectural Boat Tour down the Chicago River. It was really cool to learn about the design of some of Chicago’s most famous buildings. I also might have picked out my dream riverfront retirement condo. I only need to save up $1,199,978. No problem!

Lollapoalooza! Set in gorgeous Grant Park.

I spent most of my time sitting in the grass and watching the Chicago skyline, listening to amazing music and rying to stay hydrated.

By the way, you can’t get bottled water at Lollapalooza. Only Boxed Water. Which is good, because it’s better for the environment (according to the blurb on the bottle box) and has really cute packaging.

Something missing? Yeah, the grub.

I didn’t take shots of every meal, like a good blogger should (Shun me. Shun the nonbeliever!). But I did snag a shot of the best thing I ate the entire trip: A Lobster Corndog and Truffle Parmesean Popcorn from Graham Elliot’s Grahamwich. Insanely Good.

Photos from my Instagram account. If you’re on Instagram, follow me! I’m @formalfringe.

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