since i woke up this morning, there has been loud music filling the apartment. very, very loud music.
lollapalooza is this weekend in chicago, and today through sunday will find our apartment- and the entire downtown part of the city - rockin to the music of bands i know and bands i don't. 130 bands on eight stages, as the tagline for the festival tells me.
this morning, i found the constant noise a bit annoying- since our apartment looks upon grant park, we are pretty close to where the action is. i love our location, but this morning i was wishing we were a little farther from the party.
however, as the day wore on, i found myself appreciating the festival more. it's neat to be able to see part of the main stage from my window. and moreover, it's very cool to watch people going about their daily lives as this music wafts overhead. i went to get groceries in the afternoon, and being outside, with random, loud music sounding all around me was a distinctly cool experience. usually you have to carry your music with you; this weekend, however, everyone downtown is listening to the same music, whether they are at the festival or not.
everyone, hundreds of thousands of people, are united by the music in the air.