Lollapalooza '09: Artists Lineup

The lineup for Lollapalooza 2009 was finally revealed today, and all I can say about it is: WOW! I know that the festival always had a great list of performers ever since its reincarnation here in Chicago. But this current lineup is the best I've seen. I mean, Tool -my favorite band in the world- is a headliner. Just them alone would make me watch the festival. Then I also got my wish because TV on the Radio and Animal Collective are also included in the lineup. To me, these three bands are already worth the $200.

In addition, Depeche Mode is going to be there too. It's going to be a "Black Celebration" with them around. Then there's Coheed and Cambria, another favorite band of mine (their vocalist is also one of my favorite comic book writer). Two of my newly discovered artists, Dan Deacon and Bats For Lashes, will be there too. Other awesome performers like Fleet Foxes, Santigold, No Age, Of Montreal and Neko Case will be there as well. So it'll be an awesome event.

The event, however, is like a double-edged sword. It makes me really excited because of the great lineup. But it also makes me want to cry because it's so expensive. If I ever go, my expenses will be like $200 Ticket + (Beer + Chicago Sales Tax) + (Food + Chicago Sales Tax) + (Deodorant + Chicago Sales Tax) = Bankruptcy. So, right now, I'm going on a hunger strike until I accrue an amount of $700 by June 5.

Anyways, if you guys are unfamiliar with the bands I've mentioned above, you can listen to the songs of all the artists in the lineup by clicking here.

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Troy Hickman said...

A good line-up (though admittedly I'm far too decrepit to know who some of these bands are). If I were to go, it would probably mainly be for Coheed and Cambria (though my g/f is a big Fleet Foxes fan). But where oh where are the Monkees?