30,000 white people can’t be wrong

Lollapalooza! What a great way to spend a long weekend. Besides being hot as all fuck, it was a great time. Sergei, Matt, Kangway and I saw all manner of great bands. I was particularly happy to see The Killers, Weezer, Dashboard Confessional, Liz Phair, The Arcade Fire, Tegan and Sarah (except Sarah got heatstroke halfway through the set), and the list goes on. The best part is probably that no matter how much of a pansy I feel like for liking some of those artists (Liz Phair?! Dashboard Confessional?!?) there were always at least several thousand other people there who were of a similar mind.

One of the nicest parts was that if you really wanted to see a band, and were willing to wait an hour, you could be quite close to the stage. Sergei and I waited around for an hour before The Killers and Weezer, and both times were no more than 12 or 15 people from the front. Which wasn’t bad at all. We have some ridiculous pictures of Rivers Cuomo; Weezer had a good stage show. And mostly, it’s just pretty awesome to be standing 25 feet from the band while there are about 30,000 people (no joke) behind you. There were a *lot* of people there.

So all went well, and I think we’re quite happy with ourselves for going. We did some shopping today, I somehow got caught up in it and spent $80 on two articles of clothing. I’m normally much more reserved in the way I spend money on clothes, in that I don’t. I just wear the same stuff I’ve always had, and occasionally get a pair of jeans that are identical to the ones I’ve already for for $25 at Kohls. It’s not so much that I care about the money, and more that I really just can’t be bothered. Maybe that will change, except now I suddenly find myself somewhat more concerned about spending $50 on a sweatshirt and thinking its a good deal because it was listed origianlly at $108. The cursed numbers game.

But, anyway. Now that I have returned from sunny, sunny Chicago, however, it’s time to get down to business. For now, sleep; for tomorrow, work; for tomorrow night, a movie and probably some more work. I leave for New Jersey Saturday, and there is much to be done before then. Summer is nearly at an end, and I find this *extremely* distressing.

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