In an ideal world, I would have enough money in my bank account for both festivals. This is not an ideal world. So I have to choose to go to Pitchfork for the fourth time or Lollapalooza for the first time.
Neither festival has particularly strong headliners in my opinion. It’s hard to compare them head-to-head because the pay they offer is not comparable. The decision ultimately comes down to other acts on the bill and price (which Pitchfork has the edge on).
What sets Lollapalooza apart is its depth. I could have easily made a Top 30 list of bands/musical acts I wanted to see. But, given that I am writing on my lunch break, I will stick to a Top 10.
Here are the 10 bands I want to see at Lollapalooza 2012: