[pullquote quote="You owe it to the audience to bring it, not just in sound, but in vision." credit="Perry Farrell"]Ah, the maestro of Lollapalooza himself. Spiritual godfather and festival founder Perry Farrell of Jane’s Addiction made his annual appearance on XRT to deliver his take on this summer’s party in Grant Park.
Perry Farrell’s Exclusive Commentary On Lolla’s Lineup For 2012
[pullquote quote="It's just a perfect bottle of champagne waiting to be uncorked." credit="Perry Farrell"]Perry explains, “Black Sabbath was my pet choice for Lollapalooza. My very first car was a used Camaro and that car had an 8-track in it. My big brother gave me a bunch of 8-tracks and one of them was Black Sabbath’s ‘Paranoid’. Just the thought that the guys who started heavy metal. The original members are all going to be together again. I’m just envisioning the earth shaking and quaking because the metal is so heavy.”
This year’s 3-Day party in Grant Park will feature RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS – THE BLACK KEYS – BLACK SABBATH – JACK WHITE – THE SHINS – FLORENCE & THE MACHINE – PASSION PIT – FRANZ FERDINAND – M83 – THE AFGHAN WHIGS – THE HEAD & THE HEART – JUSTICE – SIGUR ROS – DR. DOG – DAWES – TUNEYARDS – TEMPER TRAP – SHARON VAN ETTEN – DELTA SPIRIT – ALABAMA SHAKES – THE WALKMEN – THE BIG PINK – OF MONSTERS & MEN – WHITE RABBITS – GIVERS – TWIN SHADOW – GARY CLARK JR. – DUM DUM GIRLS – TRAMPLED BY TURTLES – OBERHOFER – BLOC PARTY & more. View additional acts at Lollapalooza.com.
Originally creating Lollapalooza in 1991 as a farewell tour for Jane’s Addiction, the event has since morphed into a festival juggernaut, a destination for concert lovers of all ages, all tastes, and all origins. Here’s a brief history lesson on Lollapalooza, straight from Perry himself:
Finally, it all comes together in 1991, the first festival.
[pullquote quote="People talk about age gaps and how they would never hang out with their parents, but the ancient people used to party together. When the Native Americans partied, they all partied. That's what I'm trying to create with this lineup." credit="Perry Farrell"]The festival will be held August 3rd-5th over what’s expected to be a hot & sweaty weekend in Chicago. Tickets are on sale now so snatch them up before they’re gone! Three day passes are going for $230. If you feel like celebrating Lolla’s 21st in style, cough up the dough for the three day VIP pass. The VIP Pass includes: unlimited access, viewing platforms, golf cart shuttles, beer, wine and libations all day, mini spa treatments, air conditioned bathrooms, and shaded and relaxed lounge seating. That’s right, we said air conditioned bathrooms — a truly VIP weekend deal, but don’t forget, you can enter to win FREE 3-Day weekend passes here.
You have your ticket, you know how to get here now lets go over some simple Do’s and Don’ts while you’re here:
Leave your large backpacks at home! Bring a blanket, sheet, or towel to relax on, don’t bring tents or chairs. Do bring a SOFT sided cooler with two factory sealed water bottles, up to one liter in size each per person. EMPTY camel backs and plastic bottles will be allowed. Don’t bring a hard sided cooler with outside food and drink, glass containers, or metal aerosol cans, including that spray sunscreen! Don’t bring any illegal substances, including alcohol, we want you to be able to stay and enjoy the show with us! Do remember to grab your (non-professional) cameras and flip videos to capture the experience.
Do you have tips you’d like to add? Share with us below in the comments section. See you in Grant Park!