WEEKEND PICKS
DC Weekend Roundup: September 27-29 2013

Friday, September 27

Sebastian Ingrosso, an accomplished DJ/producer and member of Swedish House Mafia, returns to DC to make his Echostage debut. He will be joined by Pete Tong...who obviously needs no introduction. Doors 9PM. No dress code. 18+.

Club Glow, 2135 Queens Chapel Rd NE, DC 20018

“I got one more shot at the goal/Straight from my soul/I’m in control,” sings Grammy winner and reggae legend Jimmy Cliff on his new album, Rebirth. The music icon will appear at the Howard Theater for one night only, performing music from this latest record as well as all of the hits. Doors 6PM, Show 9PM.

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Lollapalooza: Sunday Recap

The Sunday Snapshot:

The festival set-up, sound and acoustics, as well as operations were extremely professional. It's obvious they have done this before. I loved how they had two stages by each other with back-to-back shows. I parked it at the Budweiser/Playstation stages for most of the weekend due to the line up, but it was incredible to see 10,000 people stacked to see the headliners on the BMI stage. Kudos Lolla.

Sunday Musical Delights & Awards:

Chiddy Bang: Award for Band Best Listened on a CD. I was personally pumped to see Chiddy play. My friends produce their music videos and I have been rocking to their cool remixes/raps for a bit now. Think, Girl Talk meets Drake for their vibe. I was sadly disappointed in the live bit, but I still like them a lot. But the electronic Perry’s stage was a sick addition to the festival. We would be visiting again.

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Lollapalooza: Saturday Recap

Here is what we loved most about Saturday at Lollapalooza 2010. I wish I was still there!

In addition to the green scene at Grant Park, there were some really cool sponsorship and brand presence situations in the mix. Toyota was giving away cold bandanas and headbands (much needed with the hot temperatures). They always had a line to their tent, which I’m sure got them some good exposure. Another great sponsor was the water filling stations; I know I spent a lot of time here. AOL provided free WiFi, for those of us working during the festival, this was clutch. A fun one was the Q101 Hammock Station, where you could actually take a break and lay in the hammocks for a bit. It’s always enjoyable to see brands and companies giving out products and services that are super beneficial to the festival goer. Giving a consumer something they can really use during the weekend is really going to stand out for marketing purposes.

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Lollapalooza: Friday Recap

Completely pumped for this festival, Lollapalooza managed to blow me away. Not only with the talent they had this year, but as an event planner, I was even more impressed with the set-up and operations they had in place. If you missed our live Tweets from the festival here are some tasty tidbits from the weekend. Catch us tomorrow for Saturday's recap:

Friday:

We arrived in Chicago around 7am from New York, took a nap, and proceeded to the event around 4pm. Other than grabbing my media pass (which was like a mile away from the entrance) I was immediately impressed.

ACE FREHLEY
KISS, Chilli Peppers, and Genesis Among Hall of Fame Nominees

The music industry is abuzz with talk over the recent nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. An iconic list of first-time nominees includes KISS, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, LL Cool J, Jimmy Cliff, and Genesis. Among those previously nominated who have yet to become indoctrinated are ABBA, Donna Summer, the Stooges, and the Chantels. Induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a prestigious, lifetime achievement for any musician.