Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Booked!



I'm excited that I found a hotel to stay at while I'm in Chicago for Lollapalooza! I had my fingers crossed in hopes that I would win a package for a hotel in Lincoln Park but I actually came in second place (something that is usually the case with me). Hotels in Chicago are always expensive but because Lollapalooza is such a huge weekend, the prices were even higher than normal and most of the rooms were already sold out. Fortunately, after playing around on Expedia and Travelocity, I found an unbelievable deal for a nice hotel that's just a few minutes south of Grant Park and directly on the Metra line; such a relief! I'm the type of traveler that doesn't care what hotel I stay at in terms of quality but location is important to me. You go on trips to see what's outside your room and it's just a place to sleep and shower, right? Since Lolla is a city festival, I really wanted to be close to bars, restaurants and nightlife. I definitely lucked out in finding a place that is affordable, close to the action and actually reputable.

I'm looking forward to exploring Chicago and listening to some fantastic music! Some of the performers I'm most anxious to see are Alabama Shakes, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jack White, The Black Keys, M83, Michael Kiwanuka, Florence + The Machine, Dr. Dog, The Shins, Band of Skulls, Givers, Toro Y Moi, The Black Angels, The War on Drugs, Animal Kingdom, Aloe Blacc, The Tallest Man on Earth and Polica. There's only a handful of scheduling conflicts, so I'm pretty thrilled with the lineup. I'm finally switching to an iPhone, so I should take plenty of decent pictures and videos and upload them live to TwitPic and TwitVid via my Twitter. Stay tuned! :)













Now Playing: "When I Grow Up" by First Aid Kit

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