I'm not really one for crowds. I'm not really one for hundreds of thousands of people in one place, pushing and shoving, screaming and sweating. I'm not even really one for spending tons of money for things, ever (thanks college budget). But I am one for my best friends. And I'm definitely one for my best friends and I spending time together, especially at one of the greatest music festivals America's had the pleasure of hosting: Lollapalooza. So here's a thank you letter to my best friends at Lollapalooza -- I wouldn't have had half as much fun, or have done it, without you people.
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If you've never been to Lollapalooza, you're missing out. If you've never been to Lollapalooza with your best friends, you're doing it wrong. Not only do you get a glimpse of some great music while running from one stage to another, headliner after headliner, but you get the chance to explore something so alive. I've heard the old saying "It's not where but who you're with that really matters..." but I think if who you're with matters, where you are is a bonus -- especially if it's Lolla. It's something else.
So thank you, best friends.
Thank you for helping me pick out an outfit I wouldn't completely sweat through. Thank you for planning the transportation, the hotel and everything in between. Thank you for taking trillions of pictures with me despite the quality of them. Thank you for holding my hand through the crowds and calming my mind when I couldn't. Thank you for exploring Grant Park, and Chicago as a whole with me. Thank you for eating cheap food with me -- and tons of it. Thank you for helping clean off all the dirt (...even if it meant handing me another tissue because our snot was black). Thank you for sharing every experience with me there, good and great.
And lastly, thank you to my best friends for giving me one of the best days of my life -- and I'll
see you all be with you all there again next year to do it all over again.
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