Last weekend, Scott and I flew out to Chicago for the Lollapalooza music festival!
Three words I would use to describe the festival:
Lollapalooza was certainly an experience. Scott and I aren’t really “people friendly”, so I’m not entirely sure why we engage in activities involving thousands of others (ahem, Disney, Las Vegas).
We had tickets for Friday and Sunday and saw/heard the following bands: Crystal Castles, Imagine Dragons, Steve Aoki, Flux Pavilion, Vampire Weekend, Two Door Cinema Club, Major Lazer, and Knife Party.
Other than being half-trampled by drunk guys, using overflowing port-a-potties, and paying $8 for a Bud Light, we had a good time. In the future, I would prefer to go to a local music festival or individual concerts. It’s tough to enjoy a musician or band when hundreds or thousands of other people get bored or want to go watch someone else- pushing past you and spilling your overpriced beer.
I had wanted to go to a big music festival for a couple years, so I’m really happy we had the opportunity to go. As insane as it was, it was exciting to see many of my favorite bands in one place and be in the awesome city of Chicago.
On Saturday, we spent the day enjoying the city. Our hotel was on the Magnificent Mile, so we were close to lots of amazing restaurants and stores.
*The best popcorn ever*
Chicago is a beautiful city. The architecture is stunning, and I loved walking in between the massive buildings.
We went on a sunset boat cruise through Wendella Boat Tours. Our tour guide gave us information on many of the famous buildings, and we sailed past Navy Pier and across the skyline.
We attempted to visit the Willis Tower Skydeck, but it was a three hour wait, unfortunately. On the Skydeck, visitors can walk onto a glass platform in the tallest building in North America. The view spans across four states!
I’ll have to settle for the outside view for now.
Finally, it wouldn’t be a trip to Chicago without some deep dish pizza. We ate our body weight in stuffed pizza from Giordano’s.
Overall, it was an amazing mini-vacation. Chicago is an amazing city to visit, but I’m happy to be home!