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8 Things You Didn’t Know About Lollapalooza!

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We’re sending one lucky winner and a guest to Chicago for the 2014 Lollapalooza Festival Aug. 1-3 thanks to Qdoba Mexican Grill. Aside from obscure Simpsons references, here are 8 things you didn’t know about the event

  • The festival was created as a farewell tour for Jane’s Addiction.
  • The festival ended in 1997 and was revived in 2003.
  • A similar version of the festival visited Chile in 2011 and Brazil in 2002.
  • More than 160,000 people attend.
  • Lollapalooza is an idiom that means “an extraordinary or unusual thing.”
  • In the 1800s a lollapalooza was a large lollipop.
  • The festival organizer first heard the word “lollapalooza” when it was used in a Three Stooges short film.
  • The 1994 festival featured 70-foot-tall Buddha statues on each side of the stage.

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