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Lollapalooza Goes Old School: Paul McCartney, Metallica In; Selfie-sticks out

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The sun rises over the crowd at the Lollapalooza 2011 [By Raztaz42 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons]

The first time I heard about Lollapalooza, it was as the clashing of sounds so intense people would run for cover.

The description isn?t entirely false. Lollapalooza, a three-day music festival, is anything but silent; a congregation of people gathering for three days of fun, music, and loudness. No, you won?t hear a pin drop in the din of this crowd, nor will you ever have a dull moment. Now let?s take a look at what the event has in store for you, in terms of the bands performing.

According to the?Huffington Post, the music festival will play host to the likes of Metallica, Florence + the Machine, and Sir Paul McCartney. For the Beatles great, it is his first time participating in the music festival with his attendance in?this year?s Lollapalooza 2015. The three music performances will be the highlight of the show, among others. If you?re planning to document your trip to the venue, however, you better be ready to get old school, as per this Chicago Tribune report.

Big Names for a Big Crowd

It is interesting to note that, despite the ticket prices being what they are–$275 for a three-day festival pass?this Huffington Post article reports the tickets for the annual event as sold out.

The event will be held on July 31-August 2, would feature the three abovementioned rock acts. They will be joined by Sam Smith, The Weekend, Of Monsters and Men, and TV on the radio. However, if you?re looking for only a specific performer, $110 single-day pass will be available at 10AM Central on Wednesday.

With the line-up being what they are, perhaps the most sales will go to the day when Paul McCartney, Metallica, or other artists will perform, depending on people?s tastes.

Bye-bye Selfies?

As a selfie-generation, we can only expect that there will be a proliferation of selfie shots taken during the Lollapalooza 2015.

However, the Chicago Tribune says that people won?t be able to take their pictures with their selfie sticks. While many people might find this restrictive and absurd, the reason is pretty simple: the festival being what it is, there is a danger that these sticks might actually poke someone eye, or could be used as a weapon. It?s a safety precaution for the people who are only there to enjoy music.

Whatever happened to good old fashioned selfies using your hands? Selfie-sticks do offer a wider radius, but there?s no reason why people can?t survive without them.

A Rockin? Lollapalooza.

With the festival?s arrival seemingly well under way, people are going to clamor for at least another batch of the three-day passes. It?s a good time to just let your hair down and relax while having a good time listening to quality music?so long as people don?t spoil the fun nature of the event by using selfie sticks and the like.


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