Survival Tips for Lollapalooza 2012

It is that time of year again where musicians flood into Grant Park for the three day musical extravaganza. Various artists head to the Windy City to entertain the patrons during the first week of August. Lollapalooza 2012 will take place August 3-5.  It has been over twenty years that Lollapalooza rockers have been gracing the stages of Grant Park. This year’s headliners include Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Keys, Black Sabbath, Jack White, and Florence and the Machine. Festivalgoers from far and wide head to Chicago to get a taste of both established musicians and those who are trying to catch their big break.  Click here to see the 2012 Lineup.

Along with a three-day festival, the featured artists will be performing After Shows throughout the city. To secure tickets for an intimate showing of your favorite band, click here.

Large festivals can be overwhelming at times. Here are a few quick tips to plan your musical experience for the better:

–       Stay Hydrated! August can be rough under the Chicago summer sun and being surrounded by thousands of other people can kick up the heat. Remember to push the water; vendors will be set out around the grounds helping patrons stay hydrated.

–       Sunscreen: to avoid the blistering heat, load up on the SPF. It is a necessity to fight off the UV Rays and avoid a painful night!

–       Be familiar with the fair grounds. Don’t miss your favorite bands, click here to take a peek at the 2012 map.

–       Most importantly, enjoy the music, Chow Town, and Green Street!