I find it really interesting that Lollapalooza sold out so early.
Either scalpers are far more confident about the economy or fans are feeling better about their financials. Because at 90 bucks a day, Lolla ain’t cheap.
Lolla’s early-bird specials sold out right away. So did Pitchfork’s three-day pass. That’s understandable. The budget-minded are going to jump on those deals.
So how did Lolla sell out so quickly? Maybe this year’s four biggest acts — Eminem, Foo Fighters, Coldplay and Muse — trumps last year’s Soundgarden (yawn), Green Day, Lady Gaga and (pre-Grammy) Arcade Fire. But it’s hard to say.
I wouldn’t be surprised if some tickets are released closer to the event to generate some buzz.
By the way, Pitchfork was cool this year.