Nearly 20 years ago, me and some friends piled into a shitbox with a cooler of beer and some weed and headed to Mansfield, MA to check out a bunch of cool bands on this new festival called Lollapalooza. Yesterday, I piled into a different shitbox and made the same drive to check out Jane’s Addiction and Nine Inch Nails, both of which were on that original 1991 tour. It wouldn’t be fair to compare the two shows, since Lollapalooza helped launch an alt-rock revolution and had a rarely duplicated energy. Still, signs of the original were on display and the current tour is more than just a nostalgia trip.
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