It’s official – the 2009 Lollapalooza Lineup has been announced and I’m excited about the bands scheduled to perform at the summer music…

It’s official – the 2009 Lollapalooza Lineup has been announced and I’m excited about the bands scheduled to perform at the summer music festival. I checked for the announcement first thing in the morning and was pleased to find bands I really wanted to see. There are certain expectations for Lollapalooza besides great music like crowds, super-high temperatures, and fatty foods; however, what I wasn’t prepared for was the price of this awesome festival. It seems that as I grow older I also grow more aware of just how much things cost. I guess this whole college tuition has invaded my brain and now all I think about is money. Anyway, the 3-day pass costs $190 and the so-called early bird discount tickets, which are now sold out by the way, cost $175. I know that this whole musical extravaganza must cost a pretty penny, but what happened to that whole recession thing I keep hearing about. You’d think an economic slump would lead to smaller prices especially for those of us who don’t have full-time jobs and are under 18. A friend of mine really wants to go, but knows he can’t afford it so I’ve advised him to hide out in a tree at Grant Park a week before the festival, which might not be a bad way to go for some teenagers. Fortunately, I know one of the food vendors at Lollapalooza and they get a handful of free passes. Sorry, didn’t mean to add insult to injury.   – Ruben

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