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Festival Fun

Every person in Ottawa knows that Chicago is the place to be during the summer. One, if not, the biggest event for high schoolers enjoying their summer break in Chicago is Lollapalooza. Lollapalooza is a four-day music festival that takes place at Grant Park that starts the first weekend of August.

Lollapalooza has performers to satisfy literally anyone’s musical taste. Headliners this year were Bruno Mars, The Weekend, Travis Scott and many more. Senior Madison Rasmussen attended the festival all four days this year along with over 100,000 other festival-goers. “Post Malone was my favorite. It was just more relaxed and laid back, and I didn’t have to worry about getting crushed by the mosh pits,” Rasmussen said.

Not only was the music splendid this year, but so was the food served at “Chow-Town”. 36 restaurants set up booths down Columbus Drive. “My favorite was the lobster corndog. It was very different, yet at the same time really good,” junior Zach Nelson said, who attended Saturday. Something unique about this year was the festival’s introduction of “Lolla Cashless”, a system where one can pay for food or drinks with the simple touch of one’s Lollapalooza wristband.

All in all, Lollapalooza 2018 was one to remember. When asked what advice she’d give festival goers planning on attending next year, senior Keely Cresto said, “Go with a group of friends. It makes the experience way more fun. And bring lots of water. And money to buy more water.”

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