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Nora, Tom, and Esther go to Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza’s 2007 lineup was like an enormous grab bag full of artists—some treasures, some trash. That’s why Chicago magazine sent three first-time Lollapaloozers with three very different profiles to sort through the mess. Here, a Euroband diehard, a battle-scarred Bonnaroo vet, and a softie for singer/songwriters document the fest.

 

 


 
 
NORA


Age: 26

My overall tastes:
I’m stupid for Britpop, power pop, and whiny shoe gazer. The word “Anglophile” makes me wince, but I will admit that a good chunk of my music comes from across the Atlantic. 

Bands I play on repeat
:
Ride, Stone Roses, The Smiths, Slowdive, The Clash, The Cure, Teenage Fanclub, The English Beat, Phoenix, Big Star, The Zombies 

First CD:
Funky Divas, En Vogue

Last five artists purchased on iTunes:
Duke Ellington, The Clientele, Benoit Pioulard, The Swell Season, Peter Schilling


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TOM


Age: 32

My overall tastes:
I consider myself a seasoned Bonnaroo veteran with a penchant for funk, soul and jam bands with deep Hammond B-3 organ grooves and raucous rhythm sections.

Bands I play on repeat
:
Karl Denson, Galactic, Soulive, New Mastersounds, Funky Meters, Chicago Afrobeat Project, Sonia Dada

First cassette:
Most likely '80s metal—either Metallica’s Master Of Puppets or Iron Maiden's Killers.

Last five artists purchased on iTunes:
The Greyboy Allstars, Karl Denson, Sly & the Family Stone, Mississippi Allstars, The Black Keys

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ESTHER


Age: 27

My overall tastes:
I'm not gonna lie—I own a lot of stuff by sad-bastard singer/songwriters. Happy music is good, too—rock / alterna / indie / hip-hop / songs that tell weird stories. No girl bands, please.

Bands I play on repeat
:
Guster, Sufjan Stevens, Death Cab for Cutie, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Gorillaz, Ben Folds, Weezer

First CD:
August and Everything After, Counting Crows

Last fiv
e artists purchased on iTunes:
The Perishers, Alexi Murdoch, Arcade Fire, Journey, Ray LaMontagne

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