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Lollapalooza: A Primer

Here’s what you should know about the massive fest taking over Grant Park August 3 to 5

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C. LOLLA LEXICON

Six terms to use in your weekend banter

AMUSEMENT TAX
This year’s $15 increase on your ticket—a first—should generate $4 million for state and local governments.

MANSOME
A well-groomed dude, as well as the title of Morgan Spurlock’s new documentary; could apply to a shirtless Anthony Kiedis (the Red Hot Chili Peppers headline Saturday).

NEON INDIAN
An electro indie band from Texas (playing Saturday); a young woman in plumage and fringe.

DUBSTEP
The latest dance craze, pioneered by electronic act Skream & Benga (playing Saturday).

3GONE
Shorthand for spotty cell reception in and around Grant Park—a perennial frustration.

TRUFFLIN’
Legitimate shrooming at Lolla’s Chow Town (on the menu: truffle mac, truffle corn on the cob).

 

NO LOLLA FOR YOU?
Love the festival atmosphere, but can’t stomach a 200,000-plus crowd? Indie jammers Mumford & Sons headline the cozier, but no less creative, Gentlemen of the Road. The tour stops August 18 in Dixon (two hours west of the Loop). Tickets are scarce, but the town fair and the post-concert parties should be worth the trip. For info, gentlemenoftheroad.com.
 

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