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Posted: 08.25.2003
This second-hand living, it just won’t do
Lollapalooza: Then and Now (from FARK.com)

I'll never forget camping out overnight for hours back in college with Kitty down in Dallas for tickets to the '92 show -- Chili Peppers, Ministry, Ice Cube, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Lush, and Jesus and the Mary Chain. Or the euphoria we felt for being so close to the front of the line. Or the sheer letdown when they started handing out numbers just before the tickets went on sale, meaning your place in line meant absolutely nothing -- the number you were assigned meant your order. (Yep, some of the little hellions that showed up an hour before the tickets went on sale ended up with better seating options than we did.) Or the kick in the gut I received for getting the worst case of food poisoning in my life the day before the show and watching my roommate take off for Big D with the tickets I'd stood in line for -- and all I got was this lousy t-shirt. But $53.50 to see Jane's Addiction, A Perfect Circle, Jurassic 5, Incubus, Audioslave, Rooney, and The Donnas today? I think I'll pass... Thanks for the memories.

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Flashback 1992. I went to that same Lollapalooza here in So Cal. Thanks for bringing back the memories.

¤ ¤ credit: Julee | 08.25.03 at 11:21 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Ok, good thing I've only heard of 4 of those bands and I saw Jane's Addiction back when they were good, so I think I'd pass, too.

I love The Donnas, but I don't think I love them $53.50 worth.

¤ ¤ credit: Joelle | 08.25.03 at 11:22 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Wasn't that Ice-T in the '92 Lollapoloosa? I think I remember him doing that show to pimp Body Count. I could be wrong.

¤ ¤ credit: a different Bill | 08.25.03 at 01:25 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Man I remember that first Lollapalooza--it was the 4th show of the week and by the time I got to it, I was so burnt on working all day and rocking out at night. Then it started to rain and Alpine Valley turned into a huge mudpit on the lawn. Then all hell broke loose as the drunk stoned out people in the lawn seats started ripping up the sod and throwing it into the reserved seats of the ampitheater. All this with the thrill of seeing the Chilis and Pearl Jam when they were still good. Ah, memories. LOL

¤ ¤ credit: Michelle | 08.25.03 at 01:31 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

I went to 1994 in NYC when it rained and people were sliding through the mud beyond the crowd on their chests like a big messy slip and slide. Lineup was great (Beastie Boys, Breeders, George Clinton, Green Day, Smashing Pumpkins [who always suck in concert anyways]).

I *really* wish I'd caught the 1991 show with NIN, Violent Femmes, and Siouxsie.

The new lineup lacks anyone who can really compel me to drop $50. Looking back, 1997 seems like it would have been a great show...

¤ ¤ credit: adi | 08.25.03 at 02:03 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Bill, the t-shirt I have from '92 shows Ice Cube, so I'm not sure to be honest.

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 08.25.03 at 02:14 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

I remember it all like it was yesterday ... but unfortunately the only proof I could find of those days was this ...

I remember that show was SO loud that I was screaming at people for 2 days after ... ahhh hearing loss :)

¤ ¤ credit: Kitty | 08.25.03 at 06:08 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

i went to the show in dallas that year...had lawn seats that year, and that was the last year we had lawn seats. i missed lush and eddie vedder incited the crowd to tear down the fence keeping the gen admission from the rest of the "coca cola starplex". the next year, the fence was gone.

oooh, the memories....

i stopped going the year metallica headlined. if that's not jumping the shark, i don't know what is.

¤ ¤ credit: angela | 08.25.03 at 07:57 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

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