In a tacit admission that Lollapalooza’s original long-term, tax-free deal with the city was inequitable and possibly corrupt, promoters have reached a new agreement with the Chicago Park District under which they finally will pay all of the taxes levied on every other for-profit event.
WBEZ's Jim DeRogatis and Eight Forty-Eight's Tony Sarabia discussed the legacy of Soul Train's Don Cornelius who was found dead this morning at his home in Los Angeles. Cornelius launched the music and dance program in Chicago in 1970.
As Lolla 2011 wrapped up its final sold-out day in Grant Park, the festival seemed even more crowded. Perhaps many of the gate crashers who reportedly formed flash mobs to await opportunities to jump fences (as this YouTube video revealed) made it through and remained.
It was a much muddier scene at Lollapalooza 2011’s second day in Grant Park. It felt more crowded, with some serious audience bottlenecks on the South side of Grant Park during the latter half of the day.
The Lollapalooza music festival kicked off Friday in Chicago's Grant Park, celebrating its 20th anniversary with more than 130 bands and an estimated 270,000 people in attendance during the three day event.
Lois Kha, a member of the DJ collective Midnight Conspiracy, provided the indie electronic music that Eight Forty-Eight enjoyed all hour long in the latest installment of the DJ Series. The group burst out on the scene about a year and a half ago.