Sunday, August 3, 2008

After all the hype . . .

. . . all week about the "official" Lollapalooza after-party featuring Perry Farrell and a bunch of other celebs happening Saturday, these are the series of emails I received half an hour before the event was supposed to start:


"I am sorry to say the party will not be taking place tonight at Golan Studios. The talent will be playing at Vision Nightclub, Dearborn and Ontario in Chicago, if you want to check out Perry Ferrell, Deadmau5 etc. However, they are not offering comp admission or open bar. Sorry for this unavoidable situation. "

Five minutes later:

"The party has now been moved to Sound Bar, Ontario and Franklin. The first 500 people presenting invites or on guest list including this evite list. there will be an open Belevedere bar. Sorry for all the confusion, promoters are moving the party. The artists Deadmau5 and Perry Ferrell will perform, hope you can stop by."

And then finally not too long after:

"Sorry to report but the promoter has cancelled the event. There is no party at sound bar or anywhere else. Apologies to all."

What really happened with this whole thing?! Does anyone know?!

B.O. in bars?!

Dr. Alan Hirsch testing for "funky" smells in Chicago bars now that they're smoke free. (Photo:

Dr. Alan Hirsch from the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation uncovers what's really stinking up local bars.

You just gotta see this for yourself!