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The schedule for Lollapalooza 2010 has been released, and there will be some tough decisions to make if you’re planning on attending the .

You’ve got a few of the following conflicts to decide between:

  • vs. – Having seen in the setting, timed to coincide the hottest part of the day on the biggest stage farther away from me than I had ever wanted to walk, I found myself blown away by their ability to captivate a rather large crowd. Many of us sat in the trees at the edge of the park and listening attentively to some dirty, blues rock to get us through the heat. If you’re at a point in your intoxication where dancing is your vibe, then you’ll be at . But I’m guessing a lot of you will be relaxing somewhere to take in The , which is likely where I would be if I was going to make it to the fest this year.
  • Gaga vs. – I guess this is an obvious choice for many and most people, but I’ve got a million dollars that both bands would be “surprising” (to say the least) at a of this size. Can bring their minimal revivalist rock to a main stage festival and actually kill it? My money is on Gaga for something that would be more worth the price of admission than the return of the Strokes looking too cool for school. I don’t care if you like her or not; it’s a mainstage headlining act to see if I’ve ever heard one.
  • vs. – You’ve got to go here. is great and all, but we’re talking about of our generation vs. that new band that got their song in a car commercial recently and it’s super catchy and stuff. Seems like en easy choice to me.
  • vs. – You’ll know if you read this site that I’m a huge fan, but there is no way that is an “act to miss” at a festival like this. MGMT cannot bring the rock in any way close to and you know it, so maybe you just want to relax and hope they play “Kids” so you can dance again. I’m calling Wolfmother, though; get back in touch your Lollapalooza roots and do some crowd surfing while howls and screams Grant Park into a frenzy.
  • vs. – This is a hard pick, surprisingly, because there are some songs that I don’t think I’d ever want to see , especially in a festival setting where a mainstream mass of attendees would sing along (think “ Sun” as the obvious choice here). And is obviously going to bring back some indie rock to the final day of the festival, and they’re promotion of their new album The Suburbs will be heavy in this festival set which could take away from it a bit. I would handle this the following way: watch Soundgarden at 8pm to start the set and hope like hell that they play “Spoonman” early in the set, then go watch the entire Arcade Fire set. There, that should handle it.

What other conflicts are you bummed about?


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