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    Where to rock outside AZ

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    Coachella is so last month. It’s time for music fans to pick their summer music fest, and this year there are some tempting options. Here’s a breakdown:

    Bonnaroo — $249.50

    Perks:

    • 4-day pass includes parking and camping.

    • 90 percent chance your campground neighbors will be totally awesome hippies, and offer you totally awesome hippie snacks

    • Best hip-hop lineup; Best 90s rock lineup (Primus!? Awesome.)

    • Comedy theatre featuring Lewis Black.

    Bummers:

    • Manchester, Tenn., is a long way to go by car, and camping equipment is tough to carry by plane. Take a train.

    • Unpredictable weather: sweltering heat turns quickly to chilling storms, and then to murky mud. Pack for all weather.

    • Once you’ve set up your campsite, you’re gridlocked in. Get ready to hunker down in your own grime for four days.

    Lollapalooza — $215

    Perks:

    • Held in the middle of downtown Chicago.

    • Most mainstream lineup.

    • Lenient security.

    Bummers:

    • Young crowd — Attended largely by Midwestern high school students.

    • No camping. Look for a hotel in Chi-town, now.

    • Shade is scarce and temperatures can reach the triple digits. Plus, wind.

    Sasquatch Festival – $285 (SOLD OUT)

    Perks:

    • Held in the beautiful Washington countryside.

    • Best indie lineup.

    • Inclusive camping, and close proximity to nature. Might as well pitch your tent in multiple campsites!

    Bummers:

    • Sold out – Gotta get your ticket on sketchy eBay or Craigslist.

    • Most pricey festival.

    • Contents may be unbearably hipster.

    Brandon Specktor

     

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