I surprised Mike (or tried to, haha!) with Lollapalooza tickets for his birthday and our one year wedding anniversary (since it's paper, traditionally). I was in cahoots with Mike's oldest brother, Scott, because we have a little three year tradition running of going to Lolla together. I told Scott I wanted to buy Mike Saturday and Sunday passes; I was extremely proud of this gift idea. Well, a few days before the individual day passes were released, Mike said to me over dinner, "I think I'm going to get us Saturday and Sunday Lollapalooza passes!" and I'm like noooooooooooo! He's like, "What?! why?!" And then I had to tell him my surprise. HA! We are the worst with surprises because we get too excited and tell each other. LOL! But, needless to say, we are going for year 3 of Lolla excursions with Scott and his friends. We will have so much fun! Lollapalooza has expanded to four days this year! I knew Mike had very little vacay time left, so the weekend days will be perfect. I cannot wait for Nathaniel Rateliff!
Waiting for the El on our first Lollapalooza excursion together, 2013.
With our pals Lindsay and John at Tegan and Sara's set, 2013.
More 2013 fun, Jill and Scott in the background. (Mike was apparently hot, haha!)
Aside from the music, sunshine and lobster corndogs, I love the fashion of Lollapalooza. I always try to wear the lightest weight clothing I can because late July/early August is always steamy in Chicago. Typically I opt for an airy dress, and last year, I found the best cut-out dress!
Cool dance moves... not!
Here are my top ten outfit choices for summer fests and concerts:
[1.0] I am all about cut-outs for summer fests. This dress from ASOS is perfect to keep you cool while you rock out to Red Hot Chili Peppers. Besides, when else is it appropriate to wear cut-out clothing? :)
[3.0] I love how nautical this is. Also, those cut-outs are to die for! ASOS has free shipping, BTW! (This is the striped version of 1.0).
With Lauren in 2013 before she went on to be backstage with Mumford and Sons! #Jealous
Sightseeing on our trip down to Grant Park, 2013.
RIP those shoes I'm wearing. They did not survive the mud of Lollapalooza 2013.
After surviving a pseudo-mosh pit (front row!) at Matt and Kim!
Mike showing off his muddiness, 2013.
Matthew lifting up Mike during Walk the Moon, 2015.
Mike getting sweaty during Metallica, 2015.
What summer concerts will you be attending? Here's a helpful list of Chicago summer fests and events by month!