3 reasons not to go to Lollapalooza 2012

 The Chicago Lollapalooza 2012 rumors should say it all…

The August 3-5 2012 Lollapalooza rumor lineup is looking pretty predictable. Once again, the theme of this year’s Lollapalooza is “let’s-book-all-of-the-biggest-mainstream-bands-to-draw-out-huge-crowds-and-charge-hundreds-of-dollars-for-tickets.” Whether the rumors are true or not, I’ll spill them here…

crowd at Lollapalooza

image via lollapalooza.com

“The 2012 headliners will be Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Killers, Beck, Beyonce, and Sonic Youth (which is also rumored to be their last show).

Perry’s Tent will again feature Skrillex in a set with Korn, Noisia, Bassnecter, M.I.A., Calvin Harris, Flux Pavilion, Wax, Mord Fustang, and Knife Party.

As for the other stages, you can expect to see The Shins, M83, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Gotye, St. Vincent, Surfer Blood, Kimbra, Real Estate, Crosses, Sleigh Bells, Bombay Bicycle Club, Antlers, Passion Pit, Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All, Wale, At The Drive In, Garbage, Missy Elliot, Gaslight Anthem, Guided By Voices, AWOLNATION.”

-As seen on The Sights and Sounds website

3 Reasons not to go to Lollapalooza 2012

  1.  Presale Tickets are already sold out

    Well, to start off, pre-sale tickets sold out in a day or two… before any of the bands were announced! Can you just already imagine all the ‘music fans’ that will be flocking to Grant Park this summer? …Because, you know, if its a music festival… but if its all about the music, WHY ARE PEOPLE BUYING $230 DOLLAR TICKETS WHEN NOT A SINGLE BAND HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED!!! Surely, they must be true music fans <– sarcasm.

  2.  The crowd is going to suck

    In 2008 when Rage Against the Machine played, the crowd was so frenzied that people were surging forward, blocking people in, and getting crushed against the barricade. It was so bad the band had to stop the performance… 3 times.
    Now, I’m down with crowd-surfing, stage-diving, mosh-pitting, ska-dancing, rocking-out, fist-bumping, or whatever your dig is… but if people are getting crushed so bad that the band has to stop playing, you’re doing it wrong.

  3. The lineup is going to suck

    Metallica lollapalooza

    photo via heavymetalchainsaw.wordpress.com

    Take another look at the rumors I posted above. Individually, those bands may not be that bad. They probably put on a good live show, and would be a great addition to your concert resumé. But all together? That’s just too wide of a reach for one festival to truly get the atmosphere of the bands, the music, and the fans. Sure if Metallica headlined and played Kill ‘Em All in its entirety, you could talk about how sick it was gettin’ hammered, slamming beers, and thrashing out as if it were the ’80s… but remember, just one stage over, is Beyonce lip-syncing “Broken-Hearted Girl” to a bunch of 12-year-old girls.


  1. Maybe I should just set up camp on the outskirts like some creeper… thanks for the heads up!

  2. Mike mullet says:

    The person who leaked the lineup u r talking about already came out and said he made the whole thing up. Quit complaining, if u don’t want to go then just don’t go

  3. 1) Presale tickets are $200, normal ticket price is $230. If you’re going to spend 200, an extra 30 shouldn’t be a problem.

    2) Crowds are a big part of the experience, they are going to be rowdy, that’s just how concerts work.

    3) Do some research, because that “line-up” you posted was already confirmed to be fake by the man who “leaked” it.

    • chicagoranter says:

      The rumors are usually somewhat correct, I know that was a fake lineup, but its totally realistic, i bet that at last 5-10 of those bands listed are actually playing

  4. If you want to write a post dissing a festival without knowing the lineup, go right ahead. But at least do a little research. There will be no Perry’s tent this year.

  5. Metallica will be in a different country. Sonic youth possibly. But Justice defitently is headling. And there is no Perrys tent this year. do your HOMEWORK bro.

  6. this is the dumbest fucking this i have ever read

  7. Haha, jokes on you. IT WAS AWESOME!

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