LollapaLOSER: Takeaways from Lolla 2017

While Mondays are usually recognized as the beginning of the dreaded work week, this particular Monday, August 7th, marks the end of Lollapalooza, a four-day music festival held in Grant Park. Through the Love Hope Strength Foundation, I was given the opportunity to work the festival and catch a few free sets. Day by day, here are a few takeaways, cringe-worthy moments, and footage of … Continue reading LollapaLOSER: Takeaways from Lolla 2017

From a woman in Chicago’s music community

Music has been one of the most important factors in my life for as long as I can remember. When I was 6, my teachers praised me for my extensive knowledge of Creedence Clearwater Revival and Van Morrison songs (thanks Mom!) and by the age of 8, I had begun wearing vintage Van Halen, Aerosmith, and Journey shirts to school (thanks Dad!) Shortly before I … Continue reading From a woman in Chicago’s music community

Dazed, but no longer confused: how harm reduction benefits the entire music community

            Each summer, an unfortunate number of festival goers suffer from unintentional drug overdoses because they are either misinformed about the substances they are putting into their bodies, or are not aware of the precautions substance users should be taking. Implementing harm reduction strategies into the organization of music festivals would help keep festival goers safe, and potentially save lives. Photo by Phierce Photo by … Continue reading Dazed, but no longer confused: how harm reduction benefits the entire music community