What’s the Crowd at Lollapalooza Like?
Like all of other music festival previews, plenty people ask us What’s the crowd at Lollapalooza like? Here’s one take from a Chicago local and Lollapalooza veteran,
“If you’re looking for that ‘community’ feeling you hear about with Coachella or Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza is NOT the place to be. Chicago churns itself inside out for this event every year and at the end of the day, it’s more of a parks district event than a music festival. It’s all ages, so there’s a lot of children and even more 15 year olds who would strangle me if I called them ‘kids’. This is also the event that most successful twenty-somethings call in sick for and re-live their glory days, so prepare for the typical sports bar setting.”
On the flipside of that, Chicago-natives generally covet the limited amounts of sunshine they get annually, regardless if humidity plays a role in the music festival festivities. This can generally amount to some very friendly locals roaming the venue grounds. The crowd is diverse but essentially less ‘campy’ than your average Coachella crowd. Lollapalooza fans can be standoffish since their background is so varied, but you’re always able to find some similarly minded individuals.