Today the schedule for August 7-9th's 2009 version of Lollapalooza in Chicago was released. Anyone going to the weekend's festivities is guaranteed plenty of good music but we wanted to take a look at the potential tough decisions of the weekend that are forced upon any concert attendee.
Let me start with the first tough decision I see on the docket and go from there.
Bon Iver (Playstation Stage)
Heartless Bastards (VitaminWater Stage)
*This is a tough one and there's no perfect solution with their identical time slots, but I think I gotta go to Bon Iver and then try to catch Heartless Bastards a little later in the FYE Autograph tent at 4:20.*
More tough calls below...
Andrew Bird (Playstation Stage)
Of Montreal (VitaminWater Stage)
*I'm seeing A. Bird tomorrow and have never seen Of Montreal, so I might lean towards the latter...*
Kings Of Leon (Budweiser Stage)
Depeche Mode (South Stage)
*KOL killed when I saw them in Jan., but I think DM would be pretty kick ass too. Maybe the toughest call of the day, but I'd go to KOL.*
Saturday looks to be a hectic day of running around, but my big decision comes at the end of the evening and maybe depends on your mood.
Beastie Boys (Budweiser Stage)
Tool (South Stage)
*Never seen either live. Want to see both. Each has the potential to be a very good finish to the night. I gotta lean towards the Beasties just because Ill Communication was the soundtrack to my formative years.*
Those seem like my biggest decisions on the weekend, but mine are all hypothetical. I won't be there, have to work all wknd. Any others weighing on you? Let us know in the comments.
A few bands I wouldn't miss:
Delta Spirit (Sat. 12:30-1:30)
Blind Pilot (Sat. 4:15-5:00)
Alberta Cross (Sun. 11:45-12:30)
The Airborne Toxic Event (Sun. 2:30-3:30)
Other recommendations? Have a good time to all attending. We'll be expecting reports back.
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