10 Lessons We Learned at Lollapalooza 2012

We traveled to Chicago last weekend for the storied music festival, and three days of music, one terrifying storm, and a good ten miles of walking later, we picked up a little bit of wisdom that we'd like to share. Read on to find out what happened when Marie Claire took on Lollapalooza!


calvin harris at lollapalooza
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    7. You know how they say DJs are the new rock stars? Well, it's 100% true.

    You'd think that with a list of headliners like Black Sabbath, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Jack White, picking which act to see each night would be a no-brainer. Not so fast. Those rock legends shared their time slots with DJs and producers from all over the world—Calvin Harris, Bassnectar, and Avicii to name a few—and they drew massive crowds that rivaled their rock-n-roll counterparts. The Perry's stage, which hosted most of the weekend's electronic acts, was constantly crowded, and fans could partake in a wild dance party at any moment over the three day festival. The epic energy, mind-bending light shows, and heavy bass coming from these shows could easily make those of their competitors seem, well, dull. We could hear Kaskade's closing set as we walked out of the park on our last night, and his stage was literally a mile away.

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