By Michael Tinley ‘18
Every year, from August 2nd to August 4th, hundreds of thousands of music enthusiasts from all over the world visit the great city of Chicago to watch the music industry’s best perform live under the hot Chicago sun in historic Grant Park.
As they do every year, concert-goers wait anxiously for the artist lineup, determining if they want to jump on early Lollapalooza ticket deals. This, too, was the case at Brother Rice. March 21st brought all the excitement and lunchroom discussion of the Lollapalooza lineup release.
Debates over who students would have liked to see as headliners were naturally sparked, but overall, the initial reaction was one of anticipation for the world famous music festival. Senior, Donovan Roe, said he was excited for the 2017 Best New Album recipient, Khalid. Crusaders were specifically thrilled to see mega-star favorites such as Travis Scott, Lil Uzi Vert, and Post Malone but were also caught off guard by the absence of Chicago’s very own, Chance The Rapper.
Even without Chance The Rapper, Chicago remains well represented at this year’s Lollapalooza with native upcoming artists such as Femdot and Valee; Valee is carrying momentum into the summer after recently signing to Kanye West’s music label, G.O.O.D Music.
Most Crusaders can agree that whether it’s one day at Lollapalooza or four, enjoying the music and shows that the star-studded performers provide is a great way to spend time with friends.