Thursday, October 17, 2013

Lollapalooza Music Festival in Chicago

My last post admitted my love for Broadway. This post will make it clear that the music tastes are quite ecclectic.

We got to listen/dance/sing/jump around to some pretty incredible music over the course of the summer music festival in Chicago. I had to pinch myself a few times because all of our jam sessions all happened to be backstage, all thanks to the magic my husband pulled off.

Highlights for me include the up-and-coming Chance the Rapper, The Killers, Ellie Goulding, The Lumineers, St. Lucia, Local Natives (pictured above), Kendrick Lamar, and Mumford and Sons. It took so much effort for me to play it cool and not take tons of pictures. I'm working more on living in the moment and not behind a screen. It's downright challenging at times, especially in situations like this. While I was good and didn't ask every musician to snap a pic with me, I did make one exception for Chef Graham Elliot

Yes, in a sea of rockstars, I choose to take a picture with a dude who knows a thing or two about food. Go figure. Based on the lines, Grahamwich was one of the most popular food vendors at the festival. The Lobster Corn Dog was totally worth the wait.

Perhaps the best thing about the festival (minus my girl crush tears of happiness and excitement when Ellie Goulding performed), was the unlimited supply of ice cream available at the Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream truck. Have you heard about Jeni's? There was once a time when I considered taking a trip to Ohio just to try this ice cream. Talk about scoops sent from heaven. The good news is that they now sell in quite a few grocery stores and they'll ship to your doorstep.

With tempting flavors like Riesling Poached Pear Sorbet, Bourbon Buttered Pecan, and their signature Salty Carmel, fortunately I could always have a few pints shipped to Texas. After all, it is ice cream season! 

Good music and amazing food sure make a fantastic pair.

1 comment:

Kelli Long said...

So fun! I am jealous you got to see such a great line - and go behind the scenes!