DP for free!

Almost exactly four years ago, I went to a Depeche Mode concert for the first time ever, even though I've been listening to them since their first album, when they were still considered an import. It was an excellent concert and the view was great because I was in the seventh row!

I heard they were coming to Lollapalooza this year, and even though it's been in Chicago for several years, I've never gone because a huge festival with thousands of people doesn't sound like fun. Plus, I didn't want to pay all that money for it. So when I heard that Depeche Mode was going to be there, I thought, "Sounds good but it's not worth the money."

Well, unbelievably, someone gave me a FREE media pass for today! And Depeche Mode was playing! So I went, and it was great. I even was close enough to be able to see the band quite well, which is amazing since there were tens of thousands of people behind me. The only downside was that people were trying to push and bully their way to our area, but luckily the weather was great--the rain stopped and it wasn't hot at all.

I can understand why people go to Lollapalooza--even though there are too many people, it doesn't seem frantic or obnoxious and there's a lot of good music. People actually seemed relaxed and it was quite organized. I still can't believe I got to see that excellent band for free, surrounded by the beautiful Chicago skyline. It definitely helps life seem not so boring.

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