Glowing poi ball spinning and flying glo-sticks at NIN... only at #lolla LOL Never thought I'd see the day.
We had every intention of going to New Order at #lolla last night, since they're much more of a rare treat to see, and who knows if/when that'll ever happen again. But my 10 year old daughter, Sage, tweaked her foot in team gymnastics earlier in the day and we were on the FAR side of Lolla at go time & had already done a LOT of walking. So Queens of the Stone Age was a happy accident. They killed it! And bonus... we were already where we wanted to be for Nine Inch Nails!! NIN sounded amazing and broke out a full set of old favorites and decent new material too.
Shout out to Sagezilla for being mighty and awesome. Pedometer showed we walked close to 12,000 steps yesterday and she stuck it out!! We tried to pedicab it back to the car, but the first driver said no outrightly and the last said "That's far. I'll take you but it'll be $30. Right now I'm just doing short runs to take people to where they can get a cab."
Really?! My awesome kid said, "I'd rather walk it if you give me the $30, then did it for free."
Friday we ran into our friend Dan O'Connor who worked for SPIN Magazine for years and spray paints awesome DIY t-shirts for major music fests. Sage was sporting one of his creations from Lolla 09 yesterday! We plan to hang with the infamous curly mustache man and his wife and 3 sons over the weekend.
It was also great to see Cara Carriveau (Chicago's Rewind 100.3 FM radio personality) & Theresa Carter (of The Local Tourist fame).
We'll be there all day today and tomorrow with full Lollapalooza and Kidzapalooza highlights so check back like we vote in Chi, IL... early and often.