Posted in music on July 30, 2008

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Lollapalooza

The road that Lollapalooza built in Chicago for Texas promoters C3 Presents could lead to the 2016 Olympics, if C3 co-founder Charlie Jones has his way.

"I would love nothing more," Jones says. "I don't think there is any doubt the city will get the Olympics ... [and] when they get it, I would love nothing more than to help the city bring that event to the world. Public assembly is my passion. And I feel we're very good at it. There are people in the city who have seen our attention to detail and we run a pretty tight ship, and I think we are educating other event producers in town on how to elevate their game. I hope we get the opportunity, whether working any of the Olympic arenas or stuff that happens around it, or helping the city prepare for it. I'll be in the bullpen waiting."...

...Next weekend [August 1-3], more than 100 bands will play Lollapalooza over three days in Grant Park, and Jones says it will be the biggest festival yet, with capacity audiences of 75,000 expected all three days. Indeed, the 2008 edition of Lollapalooza has the most enticing lineup of headliners booked by any major North American festival this year: Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine, Nine Inch Nails, Kanye West and Wilco. [Chicago Tribune]

Stay tuned to BrooklynVegan for coverage of this weekend's festival by Bao Nguyen, Zach Dilgard and others. Stay tuned to AT&T Blue Room for a live stream from the event. Stay tuned everywhere to find out if Obama's rumored appearance at the festival really happens. He's still not listed on the schedule.

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Comments (12)

Maybe McCain will introduce the token mainstream country act, Dierks Bentley.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2008 2:41 PM

Obama is said to be announcing his VP candidate at the festival, rumors are it's going to be WILL BERMAN.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2008 2:53 PM

McCain's actually performing his "Bomb Iran" version of the Beach Boys "Bambaran"...following Michelle Obama's rendition of Talking Heads "Burning Down the House."

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2008 2:56 PM

Ralph Nader's running mate, Matt Gonzalez, has been referred to as the "indie-rock Kennedy." He played bass in a rock band called 'John Heartfield.'

www.votenader.org/issues

Posted by Joe Pezz | July 30, 2008 3:06 PM

Now THAT'S a proper lineup!

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2008 3:11 PM

"version of the Beach Boys "Bambaran"


You mean Barbara Ann you ignorant fucking slut?

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2008 3:35 PM

Also, The Beach Boys weren't the first to record "Barbara Ann," though their cover is much better known than the original.

I think Michelle Obama would be more likely to perform "Goodbye to You" by Scandal featuring Patty Smyth and dedicate it to Hillary Clinton.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2008 5:18 PM

Tried to post this earlier, but it didn't go through. Sorry if I end up double-posting here. I did a Lolla preview of every act on the six main stages. Check out Day 1 here if you're interested:
http://fightingtheyouth.blogspot.com/2008/07/lolla-lineup-cliff-notes-friday.html
Days 2 and 3 are up on the site as well.

Posted by Reed | July 30, 2008 6:06 PM

The "Obama is going to be at Lollapalooza this year" rumor reminds me a lot of the "Kanye West is going to be at Lollapalooza with Daft Punk" rumor of last year.

Posted by Doug LeFleur | July 30, 2008 6:43 PM

Holy shit... just turned on the stream and saw/heard The Go! Team for the first time. Maybe the worst band I've heard all year. Wow. Just terrible.

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2008 5:03 PM

I think Michelle Obama would be more likely to perform "Goodbye to You" by Scandal featuring Patty Smyth and dedicate it to Hillary Clinton.

Posted by Greg | July 22, 2010 6:14 AM

..following Michelle Obama's rendition of Talking Heads "Burning Down the House."

Posted by Ashley | December 2, 2010 7:45 AM

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