What an insane birthday. Seriously. And now that my life is 1/3 over, my insurance should go down now, ha. W00t.
, kari and I went to my parents' house for pizza, hanging out, etc.
, we met my grandparents for breakfast, then headed into chicago for lollapalooza - my birthday present from kari. First we got the hotel - on the 37th floor of the grand Marriott on Michigan ave - my birthday present from jeff. Then we headed to lollapalooza, checked out the grounds
, met up with the DSM peeps
, and ended friday's fest with Ween
. What a live show - incredible.
Later, we all met up @ Sushi Wabi for my bday dinner
, which was amazing as usual.
After dinner we went to Sonotheque
to see lady sovereign play. However she quit after 2 songs due to tech problems, haha. Then, crobar
and an after party
@ brock's house. It was a pretty crazy night. I broke chris holmes
' tooth, karate kicked some styrofoam, saw the sun come up, and even made it onto Cobrasnake
Day 2 (my b-day)
of lollapalooza was really good. We saw Lyrics Born
, Kill Hannah
, and Blackalicious
... then we hung out/laid around til kanye's set
, which had the potential to be amazing if the sound guys wouldn't have sucked. He had live strings for all the songs and A-Track on turntables - amazing. GLC, Common, and Lupe Fiasco also came out to do songs. Great stuff.
It was also pretty crazy how many people we knew @ lollapalooza. Obviously, rico, nick/nicole, and mh. But we also saw Henson
, Amjad, Micah, Jerred and his gf, C-Money, and we even ran into Perry Ferrel, ha.
After LP, Kari took me out to Le Colonial for my b-day, which is this great, great vietnamese place. So great in fact that it cost $170. Haha, wtf.
Then we met Harper
and friends @ Tini Martinis, where an excellent DJ
was spinning. And lastly we ended the night @ crobar around 4am.
we met Nick, Nicole, and MH at Reza's for some good, ol fashioned persian food. Then we headed to lollapalooza
to see the shins
for a minute. Their sound sucked real bad, plus I didn't know their stuff so we headed to Rev Horton Heat
, who put on an amazing show while Perry Ferrel danced around on stage. I need to get more of his stuff.
After heat, we went to Queens of the Stone Age
. Also a really great show. I need to get their new(ish) cd. And lastly was Red Hot Chili Peppers
, whch was just ridiculous. I think 60,000 people were there. It was insanity - not to mention another great show.
Later, kari and I found a little irish pub for a midnight dinner and then headed home to finally get to bed early.
we stopped by Vic's house to get lunch @ Giordano's then headed to C.R. To celebrate some more. We checked out blend
- great food, and then stopped by RG Books
, where we saw Xae.
So yeah. My B-day and Lollapalooza ruled - best one so far. Thanks to everyone for the gifts, and fun. The story can be better told in a less boring fashion through my photos
My thumbs hate me... I just wrote this all on my sidekick.