The last time I set foot anywhere near a music festival, Metallica headlined Lollapalooza. That was long before Grant Park -- I covered it for The Daily Iowan at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa.
That was an actual festival venue -- dusty, hot and complete with livestock barns where 4H members competed for statewide honors in livestock categories earlier that summer. Did I mention it was hot?
Since the day that music (festivals) died for me in 1996, there hasn't been any concert lineup that convinced me to mingle with the masses. Until today's Pitchfork Festival announcement.
R. Kelly and Bjork! It's such an odd, weird and unbelievable mashup that I'm pulling the trigger on tickets. Buy them here.