We were granted a peak into the luxury lifestyle of artists during their downtime. Our pit stop at the Express Rocks! Suite at The Hard Rock Hotel introduced us to a melting pot of journalists, press reps, artists, and other impresarios eager to have a good time. The second floor of the hotel hosted nachos by Qdoba, videos games and endless cups of UV Vodka mixes. The fourth floor was packed with free swag: a hair salon (got2b), facial products (Clearasil), music equipment (Blue), and writing utensils (Pentel). Running into choreographer Fatima Robinson and celebrity hair stylist Larry Sims added points to our swag too!
In the late afternoon, we raced back to Lollapalooza to stand in the growing crowd of fans waiting for Cee Lo Green to hit the stage at 6.30 p.m. He performed songs from his latest album and some tracks from Gnarls Barkley. After his set, more people entered the Music Unlimited stage to prepare themselves for a Eminem’s concert. Tens of thousands of fans pumped their fists to each of Em’s hits. The Detroit-bred rapper even mentioned Chicago as one of his favorite cities because “[Chicago and Detroit] has so many similarities.”
The day is not completely over! We’re heading over to some after-parties. Stay tuned for more details.