|Marilyn Manson will be performing at Chicago Open Air|
|Slipknot, headliners on Sunday of Chicago Open Air|
(And it's about time we saw Gemini Syndrome again... and heard the new album. I believe it's going to be here. Soon. Soon.)
And there's more... and more... and more! All the festival experience... all the good folks like FXCK Cancer and Take Me home and Dyin 2 Live (who make dreams happen--check out their website).
One thing that will be very Chicago-unique is the selection of local food vendors. Chicago Open Air will feature selections from Chicago-area favorites such as: Bruges Brothers (Braised Oxtail Poutine, Currywurst, Comeback Fish and Chips), Chicago Doghouse (Rattlesnake and Rabbit Sausage, Smoked Alligator Sausage, and believe it or not, French Poodle... go read the menu), Crème Of The Crop Food Truck (Grown Up Mac & Cheese, Strawberry Chicken Wrap, Tater Skins), Dia De Los Tamales (Cuban Tamale, Spicy Black Bean and Corn Tamale, The Chicago Beef), Dinky Donuts, International Spud Station (The Spudnik, Apollo-Mash, Nebula Chips), Kuma’s Corner (Led Zeppelin Burger, Iron Maiden Burger), and loads and loads more... see here to make your mouth water. You will not go hungry. You may come home heavier. Don't worry about it, you'll work most of the calories off in FFDP circle pit.
(Now I'm hungry. Must. Eat. Dinner. Now.)
|Otep will be headlining the pre-party at Concord Music Hall|
If you're looking for the beer at the festival, there will of course be craft beer, local beer... and the Headbangers' Beer Hall, a metal-themed dive bar complete with Marshall amps lining the wall (what else?), plus a load of other beer and booze opportunities, and of course there will be Monster Energy and free sampling on their viewing deck (always a good place to go!)
So you can tell Mom not to worry. You will eat well. You won't go thirsty. You'll have fun. (And if you're taking the kids, make sure you're around for Five Finger Death Punch. They always do something special.)
|Five Finger Death Punch will play Sunday at Chicago Open Air|
So... if you are in Chicago and ready for this huge, monster-sized metal experience for the very first time, or if you're booking a plane ticket or planning a road trip, you're going to have a very loud, very well-fed, very enjoyable and very full weekend.
See you there? I hope so!
(Now I'm going to find some food. No poodles involved... yet.)