Lolla 2013: The Dino Stories

Last weekend I went up for my annual pilgrimage to Chicago for Lollapalooza 2013, a 3 day music festival with over 300,000 people attending. This was my 5th.

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As a tradition, and a great way to find people, we stick Danny the inflatable Dino on a pool float. We carry him around as a badge of honor. It’s also a great way to meet people and find old friends. The dino in the picture above is not actually Danny. Danny #1 died in Lolla ’12 from a meteor or too much wine on wine day. Stego, aka Dustin, was the stand in. We brought Danny back to life for days 2 and 3. We used real Jurassic Park technology to bring Danny back to life. We Amazon Primed / cloned him.

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Ready to rock.

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Stego had a mustache too. Just rocking out to some Swedish Death Metal.

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Danny on day 2, ready to ride the Red Line and party it up.

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He is really hard not to miss.

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A carry over from the 2004 Cardinals World Series. Number 1. Which they lost.

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Missed the cue.WP_20130803_026How can you not have fun with these two!

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This picture is fuzzy because a stranger took it and it was wine day. Everything looks fuzzy on wine day.

WP_20130803_001Epic lunch. Best burger! Danny even made their Instagram! Fact: I ate almost 8 hamburgers in two days. By the third day, I had given up on eating.

WP_20130804_002A beautiful sky drop for a concert festival!

WP_20130803_013The MC at the Toyota tent, Chris Gethard, was fascinated by the dino. Well actually more that Ed wore a dinosaur t-shirt, had a watch with Danny on it, and his wedding vows were a story about two dinosaurs. Totally normal.

I blame wine day, but I didn’t get pictures of everyone we hung out with so: Squirt Boy, Lady M and her friend I spilled a lot drink on during The National, Aaron the “Festival Queen”, Josh/Rocio, Carlos/Melissa, Joman…. totally had a great time. Hope to see you in 2014.

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