Lollapalooza weekend in Chicago is THE weekend each year when the whole city goes apeshit, devolving into a drunken cacaphony of fake-famous buzzbands and SECRET AFTERPARTIES. In other words, every weekend in New York. I never go to the fest or afteparties because I'm a fucken square. But! On Friday I found myself at Filter Magazine's Lolla aftershow (which just happened to be LITERALLY across the street from my apartment) featuring none other than Grimes, who is not fake-famous because she deserves her fame, and pushed my way through drunk 22-year-olds to the front so I could take photos for you all, my beloved readers. Her show was really danceable and fun and even though I felt like an Old Fart, it was really nice to just enjoy good music with zero ulterior motives. Grimes is the future of music, a harbinger of a scene that is completely different than the post-post-post-punk bands that dominated much of the mid 2000s. Music is changing and she is on the forefront of it.
Grimes also had a couple dancers and it was adorbz and I'm pretty sure I've taken photos of them at my other job. No namedrops, sorry.