Friday, August 8, 2008
I watched 3 of the 4 hours for the ceremony of the 2008 Olympics. And after seeing the show and mystical performance from the Chinese, I am now back on Olympic hype! Seeing all those drummers performing was deathly intimidating. The fireworks were completely outstanding. Never have I had been so impressed by fireworks while watching them on a screen.
Safe to say that I will be paying close attention to all the games I can, especially Mexico's. Our ladies from Mexico sure did look good.
I will be visiting Chinatown tomorrow.
also, its my sister's birthday so, Happy Birthday!
Monday, August 4, 2008
I went to Lollapalooza 2008 with part of the rest of 225,000 Chicago residents. This years headliners were Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine, and NIN. I Would have loved to have seen all three, but i was too late to nab my own wristband for 3 days of festivities.
I went to see Radiohead, which everyone who knows me is my jam and wouldnt miss. i must say that the crowd waiting for them was not at all a Radiohead crowd. I mean sure everyone there standing was a fan, but this was a Lollapalooza crowd. I dont understand why Chicago gets so crazy for anything outside. Aside from all the showing and pushing, I waited to until they came out. When they did, the crowd became a mass of sweat infested pigs. I couldnt see and there was some asshole from Indiana who wouldnt shut up.
I left my spot that I waited for hours, but ended up in a better position, ontop of a recycling bin. I got to sit down and no one was even near contact with me, until the end where some people sat there with me, they were nice. I had a great view and was really fun. If I had a choice to do this all over again, i would have waited for 7 hours next time.
here is the set list.
01. 15 Step
03. There There
04. All I Need
07. The Gloaming
08. The National Anthem
09. Faust Arp
10. No Surprises
11. Jigsaw Falling Into Place
14. The Bends
15. Everything In Its Right Place
16. Fake Plastic Trees
19. Paranoid Android
20. Dollar and Cents
21. House of Cards