Lollapalooza for Free (Sort of) – PPM Chicago Apartments Blog

SOLD OUT – Two words a (ticketless) music lover never wants to hear.
This year, Lollapalooza tickets sold out in a blink of an eye.  And, many of the afterparties…yep…sold out too.  So if you didn’t jump on getting tickets when they were released in March, and you don’t want to pay astronomical amounts over face-value to scalpers, you’re (seemingly) out of luck.  But, there’s no need to fret; the fact that Lolla has grown so huge also works in your favor.  Why?  The festival’s reach spreads far beyond the festival grounds, and even past the officially sanction afterparties.  What this means is that some of the best Lolla events are free and offsite.  Here are our picks, broken down by day.
Filter Magazine’s Lollapalooza Afterparties (2539 North Kedzie) – Some of the biggest names on the Lolla festival bill come together @ the Logan Square Auditorium on Thursday and Friday for free shows with free booze.  It’s a win all the way around.  Talent includes: Neon Indian, Passion Pit, The Big Pink, and more.
Lolla WKND @ The Underground (56 W. Illinois) – With good reason, the Underground’s Lolla parties are notoriously popular with scenesters and celebs alike.  This year will prove no different, with a Thursday to Sunday 4-day extravaganza including a Friday night performance from the iconic Wyclef Jean.
Debonair Social Club Afterparties (1575 N. Milwaukee) – Three days of debauchery are billed (Thurs-Sat) at Debonair, all fueled by free cans of hipster-approved Old Style Light.  And, their weekend culminates with a Saturday night party hosted by Aaron Paul from the television show Breaking Bad.
No matter how you Lolla, we wish you four nights of bands, booze, and unforgettable times.  If you have any questions about these shows, or any of the Lolla pre or post parties, feel free to email

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