TEN TIPS FOR A LUSCIOUS LOLLA

1. TWO ENTRANCES: GET TO THE ACTION EVEN FASTER!

There’s a new, north entrance to Lolla at Columbus & Monroe, in addition to the larger main festival portal at Columbus & Congress. You can redeem your 3-day pass for a wristband at both entrances. Still need a ticket? Buy it online now or head over to the Box Office on Columbus (between Congress & Balbo). Get oriented with the Lolla Map

2. GO GREEN TO GRANT PARK

Use your smarts and show some love to the planet in the process getting to Lolla—hop a ride with Chicago CTA! Map out your train or bus routes to Grant Park, throughout the city and to both major airports. Buy your fare cards in advance to avoid any hassle during peak travel hours. Or ride your bike, share a cab, or ride the Metra

3. KNOW YOUR DOS & DON’TS

Your two foot, 800mm lens is mission critical for capturing elusive wildebeest on your through the Serengeti photo safari, but don’t show up with it at Lolla and discover you can’t bring it in. Get prepared in advance! Peruse the knowledgeable info section of the website to look over a list of allowed and prohibited items, re-entry/ins & outs details, and other need to knows.

4. STAY FRESH & COOL

Drink water, and plenty of it. Look for free water fountains throughout Grant Park. Wear sunscreen, and reapply often. Red and crispy is not the new black. Cool off (and freshen up) at the misting areas and the CTA Chill Zones. Find out where you can hydrate up and cool off on the Lolla Map.

5. PERRY’S, LEDERHOSEN’S & OTHER STUFF IN THE PARK (OH MY!)

Spin over to Perry’s. It’s back and literally quadruple the size of last year—with a lineup of some of the biggest DJs and MCs on the decks performing right in the heart of the audience on a stage in-the-round. Grab some shade and wash down a brat with ice cold craft beers like Becks, Stella Artois, and Hoegaarden. Take a look at other Activities in the Park.

6. 3 WAYS TO STAY PLUGGED-IN & MOBILE AT LOLLA

1) Bookmark Lollapalooza’s mobile site: http://mobile.lollapalooza.com 2) Download the official iPhone app 3) Sign up for Text Alerts: Text Lolla to 25430

7. PITCH IN, ROCK & RECYCLE, AND WIN

Be part of Lolla’s commitment to being kind to Grant Park (and the planet)—our Rock & Recycle program. Take park in designated eco-mindful activities before and during the festival. Not only does it feel great, you’ll also be rewarded with cool stuff like a collectible Lolla t-shirt and the chance to win a brand new 2010 Honda Insight hybrid! Find out how you can join the Rock & Recycle revolution.

8. CHOW DOWN AT CHOW TOWN

Chicago favorites are slinging their fares at both ends of Grant Park. Take a look at the Chow Town menus and plan your feeding times between your can’t miss shows. Be sure to check out our newest food court addition, Graham Elliot. Founded by notable superchef Graham Elliot Bowles (the youngest four-star chef in America!), the restaurant’s booth will feature creations like Lobster Corndogs with Lemon Aioli and Black Pepper-Parmesan-Truffle Popcorn. Bon appetite!

9. TAKE A STROLL DOWN GREEN STREET

Shop at the Art Market featuring a wide array of vendors selling eco-friendly wares. Explore the various non-profits sharing info and demos on how you can minimize your day-to-day carbon footprint. Feel good about doing your part to make our collective green dreams a reality. Get a sneak peek.

10. KEEP YOUR GEAR SECURE, OR VISIT LOST & FOUND

Only bring the stuff you really need to the park and be sure to lock it up. Every year reveling fans loose valuable keepsakes in the throes of the show. Wearing your red pleather “Beat It” jacket is not only a lovely homage to MJ, its plentiful zippered pockets might just save the day. Lost & Found is located near Buckingham Fountain at the Super Info centers. You can also stow your stuff at the State Farm Bag Valet free-of-charge. Find it inside the park next to the merchandise tent. Have more questions? Head over to our handy FAQs section for more answers.