I hated the song...but the title was sticking in my mind as I watched the sun rise over Lake Michigan from atop my weekend perch at Buckingham Towers. Lollapalooza is over...and there's got to be a morning after.
Like a Guardian Angel, this was our view of Grant Park and the Lollapalooza layout on Friday morning about three hours before the event would begin. It was a surreal experience to be amongst the crowds and music and then remove yourself to survey the situation from our vantage point...like a Lord would look over his fields from the Castle Walls.
What we got to experience over the three days was simply amazing! Over a quarter million people from all over the globe, bands of every type and flavor, humanity at its finest and lowest, the Universal language of music bringing the masses together in sync for a brief 2 to 5 minutes at a time. For whatever their reasons...pure love of music...pursuit of fame and fortune...or just the ability to creatively express themselves...the musicians poured their very heart and soul out to the crowds.
One of my highs of the weekend was to see Ida Maria perform with unabashed enthusiasm and in your face bravado...and then turn into this nice Norwegian girl after the set...coming out to meet us, talk for a brief moment and then get our picture taken with her.
And then there was our fairy god-mother, who kept showing up throughout the weekend in a different fairy costume, expressing herself both inwardly and outwardly with the music.
Lady Allwinky and I are most grateful for the hospitality shown to us by our friend Lady Mo and the ability to be just minutes away from one of Music's best festivals!
Because as timeless as music...is love and the need to express it...as made evident by the tattoo on the back of this girl who was obviously not even born until several years after John Lennon was shot down in the streets of New York. A great Beatles lyric..."And in the end, the love you take, is equal to the love you make." AMEN!
Sir Hook the Satisfied Troubadour of Warrick
P.S. Check out the Comments today for my recap.