2018 Hit the Summer Hard in Chicago at Lollapalooza
What's become obvious is that people who don't even go to Lollapalooza want to know what happened during its four day weekend event. The eyes and ears come out to see the photos, the videos, the instagram posts and tweets. If you aren't in, your at-least interested in seeing what occurred. We wanted to take this moment to look back at a 2018 Lollapalooza Weekend Recap.
In August of 2018, Lollapalooza kicked off a music concert which has been occurring annually for the past 27 years - if you don't count the 1998 cancellation. It's the 90's retelling its concert experience for millennials by moving alternative music forward, bringing in hip hop and electronic acts and generally summing up the festival experience in one yearly jam session which lasts 4 days long.
What Lollapalooza says to concert goers is that music evolves. With new genres and new acts coming in, you'll see this concert fill up and pull in the crowds year after year. We saw the widespread use of RFID Wristbands, and the festival took root in Chicago, this placed everyone inside PALOOZA within their own distinct new world - living free enjoying that experience.
Lollapalooza has announced its 2018 lineup, topped by the Weeknd, Bruno Mars, Jack White, and Arctic Monkeys. The fest will once again last four days this year, running from 8/2 to 8/5 at Chicago’s Grant Park.
Also on the bill: The National, Vampire Weekend, Chvrches, St. Vincent, LL Cool J, Brockhampton, Post Malone, Lil Uzi Vert, Logic, Camila Cabello, Dua Lipa, Lykke Li, Franz Ferdinand, Lil Pump, Goldlink, Gucci Mane, Daniel Caesar, Jessie Ware, Cigarettes After Sex, Parquet Courts, Alex Lahey, Jungle, Superorganism, Tyler, The Creator, and much more. Notably, Lolla has decided to welcome back Travis Scott, who was arrested five minutes into his 2015 set for inciting a riot. (Maybe because he pled guilty to the offense?)
When inside the venue, you'll see a sea of people swarming around stage after stage. The expanse of the festival, mixed with the sheer numbers calls for places for art, and merchandise to find a home. With this comes the need for portable cash machines, and ATM locations to suite the growing cash based economy. Also cashless options are available through RFID Wristbands. This allows for concert goers to easily transfer funds for use through a swipe of their wrist. Cashless options like these are offered by MOBILEMONEY and EVENTMONEY and can be a HUGE benefit for event coordinators in planning their events - because they have a massive impact on reducing the strain of lines, and the hassle of fumbling for and making change.