Well Chicago it’s that time of the year again! Before Summer officially prepares to unwind, our beloved city gets thrust into the national spotlight when one of the biggest outdoor music festivals, Lollapalooza, returns to Grant Park for the fifth summer in a row. The eye of the storm this year, maybe you’ve heard of Lady Gaga, ensures that every girl and gay in the city will be on hand for the tornado of glitter of screaming. I can’t make too much fun of this seeing as I have my one day pass booked for the very night that her royal Gagaloo takes the stage. The real question remaining is what else is there to do around the city? Lucky for you even without a ticket you can still reap the benefits of Rock Star Living:

• Literally party like a rock star and hit up the official after parties for both The Black Keys and Edward Sharp at the SAX Chicago’s Crimson Lounge. Table reservations strongly encouraged. o The Black Keys, Friday August 6th, 11:00pm-2:00am o Edward Sharp, Saturday August 7th, 11:00pm-3:00am

o HALO [FOR MEN]’s Gold Coast Spa is offering rock star-worthy deals that would make even Lady Gaga Green(day) with envy! During the week of Lollapalooza, patrons can experience the HEADLINER package and receive a massage, manicure, pedicure for $60, or opt for the OPENING ACT and receive any one of the select treatments for $25. Concertgoers wiped from the weekend can bring in their tickets the week after Lollapalooza festivities and unwind with a half price massage. Sorry fellas, groupies not included!

o Going to the show? Make sure you catch local Chicago bands Flosstradamus and Company of Thieves who will both be taking the stage, they are not to be missed.

Thrown on a tank top, grab some shades, sunscreen, and count me in!

Michael Corrigan Asst. Publicist