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Lolla 2012 In Photos

Friday this guy braved a gifting lounge for some wristbands to the fest. I’m eternally grateful to him and the fact that he proves some actors are real people. Thanks Josh!

This guy is OPIE! Brad has been coming to the festival forever. He his friends with the people that throw it and always takes care of us. We adore him and want to steal him from Alabama.

We ran into Jill and Anderson while we fueled up in the artist lounge behind the Bud Light Stage.

Me, Tara, Policy and Kat before Passion Pit.

During Passion Pit- before the sun set on Grant Park.

Saturday Nicole and I hit the Gilt City Pool Party, then a crew of us caught Poolside’s DJ set at Nellcote-  they played “Harvest Moon” for me!

We braved the storm in Hard Rock then headed back to the fest.

The evacuation meant less lines to get on the side stage, so Policy and I made it up for Franz Ferdinand! 


Policy and I ran into tall Mike, David Arquette and their ladies on the way out Saturday night- and we were all fascinated by these two randoms who were covered in mud. I made Policy snap this photo- she is a good paparazzi.

We met this guy- Max Dolinsky- an 11 year old with superior taste in music and ran into him again Sunday at Gaslight Anthem.

Kirby is a long time Lolla friend circa LA- here we are on the way to Miike Snow.

Ari, Kevin, Neelu, Chris, Shaun and Policy dancing outside the artist lounge for Miike Snow. Fun x 100,000.


Let’s just get this out of the way- it’s pronounced “dead mouse”.

Saturday night my girlfriends and I had a plan- we wanted to see the dj Deadmau5 perform* at Studio Paris.

You may be thinking: “But Kelli, you bore your readers with tales of Studio Paris all the time- why did you need a plan?”

Answer: Deadmau5 is one of the most popular djs in the world right now, and has a huge following. Tickets were going for around $200 bucks a pop with tables being sold for $3000. Plus- we knew he wouldn’t go on until at least midnight/1am…so we’d have to stay up way past some of our bedtimes. AND- since Studio Paris is a way smaller venue than Deadmau5 normally plays- this was sure to be an insane place to see him, and to get into.

Thankfully E Smith’s friend Jon had invited us (and about 30 others) to sit at his table, so we walked in with him around 11:15pm*.

The night was unforgettable. The entire place was dancing, there was champagne everywhere and killer music. We danced till almost 3am before calling it a night.

I wore a pair of Nike dunks, jeans, a track jacket, tank top and oversized glasses with thick frames. The guys were all laughing at my super casual outfit- but I had the last laugh…Nikes make for super easy hours of dancing on furniture and going home with comfortable feet. Plus- any guy who doesn’t support a girl dressed down in dunks- isn’t for me anyway!

Kim, me, Nicole, E Smith and Katrina pre show- huge smiles cause we had just gotten in

Nicole and I pushed our way to the front of the dj pit* to get a shot of Deadmau5 without his signature mouse head on. Thanks* to three 7ft guys who wouldn’t let us sneak in to take a photo.

*perform- spin records or whatever djs play on these days

*walking in at 11:15pm- I normally go to bed at 9:30p or 12:00p on weekends

*dj pit- spot in front of the dj booth where people were dancing

* thanks- mean tall guys