Day 1 is a wrap

So, my signal sucked all day inside Grant Park, but it’s working pretty well on the train ride back to Skokie. We left Lolla before Radiohead took the stage (neither of us is really a fan), but there are approximately 74,998 other people who already had their Thom Yorke viewing spots staked out.

Lolla is just as awesome as my previous two trips. My only complaint is that two of the “side” stages are way to close to the main ones and sounds can interfere with each other.

Favorite show of the day had to be Gogol Bordello. Most disappointing was The Kills. After seeing them today, I get the feeling that their album was “produced up.”

Yay for Yeasayer

2:15 band of choice Yeasayer put on a great set of world music slash electronic slash mellow but upbeat tunes. Another perfect band for an awesome summer day. If it was five degrees cooler we would’ve grabbed a glass of wine from the Blackstone wine bar during this show.

It’s Lollapalooza Weekend

…and I’ll be there!

Friday – Sunday, I’ll be in Chicago’s beautiful Grant Park for Lollapalooza 2008.

The weather looks to be mostly beautiful (although there’s a chance we might see a thunderstorm or two on opening day)

There are a ton of bands I’d love to check out — see my personal schedule.

Not going? Well, you can check it out online or on XM Radio.

I’ll also have my trusty new iPhone with me, so I’ll probably blog a few times live from the event.